Bryan Fischer, like most Christian righters, rants endlessly about the dangers of Sharia law (which is dangerous but also totally irrelevant in the United States) while simultaneously wishing that they could institute significant parts of it to control the sex lives of others. Here’s a perfect example:
After Fischer read from his column during his radio program yesterday afternoon, he took calls from listeners, including one from Steven in Arkansas, who declared that, from a Christian perspective, “sharia law is probably preferable to what we have right now” in America where things like pornography and abortion are legal.
“They don’t allow that in sharia law,” Steven said, “so as far as that’s concerned, they’re probably a little bit more just than we are.”
Fischer replied that Muslims “rightly accuse the United States of corrupting the morality of the entire world” because we allow the production and sale of pornography here.“It’s just embarrassing, it’s humiliating that we have given them that” argument, Fischer declared. “When they go out and say the United States is the Great Satan because of all the pornography it produces, how do you argue against that because they are right. That is the work of Satan; we’re producing it, we’re distributing it all over around world, they have every right to complain about that.”
So these religious authoritarians, Christian and Muslim, agree on all of these issues. Yet Fischer will also simultaneously claim that there is some sort of gay-liberal-Muslim axis to impose the very laws that he largely supports. How ironic.