Fischer: Christianity Now Illegal in America!

This week the Supreme Court denied cert in the case involving a photography business in New Mexico that refused to do a lesbian wedding, leading Bryan Fischer to fire up the exaggeration machine and declare that it’s now a crime to be a Christian in the United States.

Uh, Bryan…if it were a crime to be a Christian, you’d be in prison. The fact that you’re not means you’re full of shit. It’s getting to the point where I almost feel sorry for the wingnuts. I mean, they keep having to up the ante, to top the last bit of inane hyperbole they put out. Once you’ve ranted absurdly about Nazis and Stalinists and terrorists, what’s left?

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  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    Just when you are starting hope that the crazy has finally hit bottom….

  • doublereed

    Nazi stallinist terrorists, of course!

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    No. He is mistaken. It is just illegal to be an UNLICENSED Christian. Just go to your local Christian Registration Office, get your Mark of the Beast, Christian Identification Chip and pay your annual fee, and you get to stay out of the Christian Concentration Camps. Easy.

  • Kevin Kehres

    Since the banner ad flashing above this post is for the Mormons, I assume either Fischer is a lying sack of potatoes, or the Mormons aren’t Christian.

  • Artor

    Yeah, it was scary when they arrested all the Xian members of Congress, and the Xian President.

  • dingojack

    Wait now — they arrested Carter, Clinton and the two Bushes?

    (I kid, I kid) :)

    Dingo

  • sqlrob

    if it were a crime to be a Christian, you’d be in prison

    I don’t like this reasoning, B doesn’t follow A.

    If it were a crime to vandalize antennas you’d be in prison.

    It it were a crime to torture you’d be in prison.

  • jimnorth

    I’d say its about time that Christianity was made illegal in this country. The next thing they should outlaw is Lutheranism. Then they should go after the Catholics, then the Methodists, then Mormons, then Baptists, then etc…

    .

    Or they should just outlaw photography…

  • teawithbertrand

    @4

    Those aren’t potatoes.

  • Abby Normal

    If you follow an interpretation of Christianity that requires you to harm others then yes, some of your religious practices are outlawed. Such laws are necessary for a stable and just society. While you are prevented from harming others, I hope it some comfort that those same laws protect you from harm as well. In this way we can coexist and from many diverse people come together as one nation.

  • petemoulton

    jimnorth@8: I’d think the xians would love for xianity to be made illegal. They do have this obnoxiously overwhelming desire to feel persecuted, you know.

  • dugglebogey

    Actually, it’s (finally, starting to become) a crime to force other people to be christians in this country, which is the same thing to that douchenozzle.

  • borax

    Maybe being a Christian should just be a misdemeanor, we can fine them 10% of their income.

  • imnotspecial

    Who is this guy that he thinks being a Christian means you have to discriminate against gays and lesbians?

  • Ellie

    So…I was just in church on Wednesday. When will I be notified of where to pay my fine and how much it will be?

  • raven

    jimnorth@8: I’d think the xians would love for xianity to be made illegal. They do have this obnoxiously overwhelming desire to feel persecuted, you know.

    This would be their dream. It doesn’t work.

    Look what happened to the Romans. They persecuted xians, although the claimed persecution is far more than what really happened. A few centuries later, the xian Roman empire fell. Oddly enough, invaded by…xian Germanics.

    Who is this guy that he thinks being a Christian means you have to discriminate against gays and lesbians?

    To our eyes, an amusing kook. Claims are that Brian Fischer has a lot more influence among xians than we can imagine.

    This is one reason to let xianity run. With enough rope, they will and are hanging themselves.

  • John Pieret

    I mean, they keep having to up the ante, to top the last bit of inane hyperbole they put out. Once you’ve ranted absurdly about Nazis and Stalinists and terrorists, what’s left?

    Shape-shifting Reptilians from space? … if Jim Garrow hasn’t sewed that angle up yet.

  • weatherwax

    Mr Fischer hasn’t been arrested yet, but he will soon join his brethren in the concentration camps hidden in the Everglades. Haven’t you noticed all your Christian neighbors and co-workers steadily disappearing?

    And don’t waste your time looking for the camps. They’re cloaked.

  • matty1

    Cloaked? Surely the camps are hidden inside the hollow earth where our reptilian overlords can guard them more easily. Or maybe the Christians will be sent back in time, after all even with all that personal use there has to be a lot of downtime on Obama’s time machine.

  • busterggi

    I hope Fischer will join me in placing the blame for Christian persecution squarely where is belongs – on Jesus. If he had shown up even once for the hundreds of predicted Rapture dates announced by his followers this wouldn’t be happening.

  • Broken Things

    @raven

    This is one reason to let xianity run. With enough rope, they will and are hanging themselves.

    What worries me is that with enough rope they will hang everybody else. It’s a part of their traditions.

  • felidae

    The camps are cloaked with the technology stolen from Galt’s Gulch by the evil government

  • freehand

    petemoulton: jimnorth@8: I’d think the xians would love for xianity to be made illegal. They do have this obnoxiously overwhelming desire to feel persecuted, you know.

    .

    Not really; they like to play “pretend” a lot. Like kids playing cops and robbers, who don’t really want to be shot, the Christian Right likes to play at being martyrs. They don’t really want to be arrested and silenced. It also helps them feel justified when they want to mistreat others.

  • Georgia Sam

    In my mind’s eye, I can see the new cop show on TV: “CSI Bible Belt” or maybe “Law and Order: Religious Intent.” A van full of electronic equipment sits across the across from a Baptist church. Inside, undercover officers listen intently to their headphones. Inside the church, an informant is wearing a wire. (He turned state’s evidence after being busted for wearing a cross.) Plain-clothes officers posing as civilians have surreptitiously surrounded the building, and uniformed officers wait, hidden in the back of a large truck. The worship service begins with a reading of scripture: “And Jesus said unto them …” Inside the surveillance van, an officer exclaims “Jesus! That’s the magic word!” and barks into his 2-way radio, “Go, go, go!” Sirens wail as police cruisers converge from all directions and officers storm the building. Some of the worshippers try to run, there’s a chase scene, officers recite the perpetrators’ rights to them as they take them away in handcuffs, etc.

    The most appalling thing is the huge number of true believers who seriously expect this kind of thing to start happening any day.

  • Georgia Sam

    Duh … across the street.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523300770 stuartsmith

    If I were a photographer, and I really wanted not to serve gays, I wouldn’t refuse. I’d include something in my default, standard service that gays would never want. For example, I’d advertise (in our stores, not in our ads) that as part of our service, for ALL customers, regardless of their orientation, we’ll pick out anyone in the photos who we think is gay, and give them a goat head. This would be a standard part of our service, provided to everyone who hires us, and is non-optional.