Fischer Agrees With Sharia Law Advocates

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.

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  • eoraptor

    You know, it’s kind of funny. Here’s this powerful sectarian country, the US of A, that produces copious amounts of porn. Then there’s this other powerful sectarian country, the Russian Federation (and it’s client states), that also produces copious amounts of porn.

    I’m sure there’s a correlation in there, somewhere.

  • Jared Ragland

    Neither Islamic reactionaries nor Christian reactionaries hate us for our freedoms; they only hate that we get to choose how we use our freedoms.

  • tommykey

    That was pretty much the gist of Dinesh D’Souza’s book blaming 9/11 on atheists, gays, feminists and pornography in America.

  • Modusoperandi

    He’s right. When are we going to Take Back Our Country®, ban this stuff and jail its producers? I mean, it’s disgusting that sailors are allow to produce and sell all those perverted scrimshaws!

    What do you think lead to the kids these days rebelling against their parents by playing mind-destroying “games” like chess and soul-damning dances like contredanse?

    Mark my words, if America continues to follow this deplorable path, soon the weaker sex will be demanding the Franchise!

  • rationalinks

    Porn, the right hand of Satan (if it was the left, it would be “the stranger).

  • Pen

    But on the other hand, men in traditional muslim cultures have whipped themselves up into a state where a flash of ankle or a lock of hair passes as pornography.

  • D. C. Sessions

    As Humpty Dumpty taught:

    The question is, which is to be master — that’s all.

  • whheydt

    IF they (both the Sharia-based countries AND the US religious right) don’t want the US producing so much porn, they shouldn’t be buying so much of it.

    (Yeah…I don’t think that approach work here any more that it works when Columbia points the the US as a consumer of their cocaine.)

  • Zeno

    Their little plaster idols may differ, but all fundamentalist religions are brothers under the skin. (And “brothers” appears to be the right word, since Fischer’s brand of Christian extremism would be as patriarchal as today’s most rigorous forms of Islam.)

  • moarscienceplz

    You know, I’ve never been to a strip club, but if I went, I’m sure the patrons would all be fellow atheists, with not a single Christian to be found, right? Right?

  • smrnda

    I spent an hour today at an art museum. I wonder how many sculptures and paintings there would be destroyed by fundamentalists if they had the power.

  • matty1

    @11 All of them but the ones from a subtly different branch of the same religion would go first