Bryan Fischer says that the government of Oklahoma is completely free to promote and endorse only the Christian religion and reject any non-Christian monuments because the Constitution only provides protection for Christianity and not for any other religion. This is not the first time he’s said this, of course.
“If by ‘religion,'” Fischer said, “the founders, and the founders of the state of Oklahoma, meant Christianity, then you can ban a monument to Satan because that’s not Christianity … You can say ‘no, we’re not going to let you do it. Our Constitution protects the free exercise of the Christian religion; yours is not a Christian expression, we’re not going to have that monument.’ If we don’t understand the word ‘religion’ to mean Christianity as the founders intended it, then we have no way to stop Islam, we have no way to stop Satanism, we have no way to stop any other sort of sinister religion practice that might creep onto the fruited plains.”
If his position were true, Thomas Jefferson himself would have no religious freedom. Surely Bryan Fischer would not consider Jefferson, who rejected the divinity of Jesus, called the gospel writers a “band of dupes and impostors,” dismissed Paul and his letters as fraudulent and called the God of the Old Testament “cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust,” to be a Christian.