Fischer: Gay People Disqualified From Public Office

Bryan Fischer’s anti-gay bigotry extends so far that, as he declared on his radio show on Monday, he thinks that gay people are inherently disqualified from public office. You know, just like rapists and pedophiles. Because there’s no difference at all between those three things.

“My view of public service,” Fischer declared, “is that somebody who is engaged in sexually deviant behavior is not qualified to hold public office. That’s why if you get a conviction for rape, you can’t hold public office. You get a conviction for pedophilia, you can’t hold public office. You might even get run out of office on a prostitution charge because it’s sexually deviant behavior. Now lesbianism is sexually deviant behavior because it deviates from God’s plan and design for human sexually. So I believe that this is a person who, because she’s involved in sexually deviant behavior, should be, ought to be disqualified from public service.”

Of course that’s your view of public office, you’re a Christian fascist.

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  • petemoulton

    Fischer’s so obsessed with homosexuality that I can’t help wondering what interesting skeletons are in that closet with him.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    Barney Frank seemed OK, for a politician.

  • raven

    …he thinks that gay people are inherently disqualified from public office.

    To be fair, I’m sure Bryan Fischer’s list is a lot longer than that. Moslems, women, atheists, Democrats, and poor people are all probably unqualified.

    In fact, chances are he is a xian Dominionist who thinks there shouldn’t even be elected offices.

  • Chiroptera

    Huh. I may be wrong and people can correct me, but I’m pretty sure that rapists and pedophiles aren’t disqualified from public office. Some jurisdictions may exclude convicted felons from office, but I’d be surprised if they specified the exact crime of which they were convicted.

    You might even get run out of office on a prostitution charge because it’s sexually deviant behavior.

    Only due to public pressure. I doubt very much that any jurisdiction can legally remove someone from public office based on only being charged before there’s an actual conviction. Again, I may be wrong on this.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Thank God he’s okay with adultery.” ~ A bunch of politicians

     

    raven “In fact, chances are he is a xian Dominionist who thinks there shouldn’t even be elected offices.”

    Now you’re just being ridiculous. He’s democracy’s greatest defender. His list of candidates (and, I have to believe, voters) is simply shorter than so-called “liberal democracy”, that’s all.

    Say what you want about his methods, but he’ll make the trains run on time.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Chiroptera @ # 4: I doubt very much that any jurisdiction can legally remove someone from public office based on only being charged before there’s an actual conviction.

    IANAL, but I do live in Florida, and for some reason we have elected and appointed officials being suspended from office pending outcome of their trials all the time down here…

  • John Pieret

    Uh, oh! …

    You mean that all those elected heterosexual officials who get or give the occasional blow job to their spouses are going to have to resign? After all, that’s included in the classic definition of “sodomy”!

  • howardhershey

    OTOH, doctors that have sex with their patients and encourage them to get abortions and those that visit prostitutes are quite alright, so long as they beg forgiveness for their multiple repeated sins (and are right-wing enough).

  • Nemo

    So, he made me look it up… There is of course no federal rule barring felons from office, but it turns out that some states do have such laws. Interestingly, all the ones I found were of relatively recent vintage (1996-2012).

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    You might even get run out of office on a prostitution charge because it’s sexually deviant behavior.

    Not if you’re a “family values” republican, like David Vitter.

  • D. C. Sessions

    There is of course no federal rule barring felons from office, but it turns out that some states do have such laws. Interestingly, all the ones I found were of relatively recent vintage (1996-2012).

    In other words, since the n____rs got the vote.

  • Jared Ragland

    Fischer is generously illustrating the problem of two boxes, one in which there is sex with is okay with god and one in which there is sex which is not okay with god. (in this case, god can be assumed to be Bryan Fischer) The first includes only sex between straight, married couples who want to produce children. Lots and lots of children. The second includes all other sex.

    And since it isn’t okay with god (read: Bryan Fischer) it is therefore a violation of moral law, which is of course higher than any man-made (i.e., any man not Bryan Fischer, who as we know is god) laws, and therefore disqualifies anyone who does the not-okay sex from any sort of public trust. Remember, we have the word of god (Bryan Fischer) to go on, so we can be completely sure this is true.

    For certain definitions of god, and true.

  • colnago80

    Gee, I wonder if ole Bryan includes closeted switch hitters like a certain governor of a southern state beginning with T.

  • Michael Heath

    Conservative Christian Bryan Fischer:

    “My view of public service,” Fischer declared, “is that somebody who is engaged in sexually deviant behavior is not qualified to hold public office. That’s why if you get a conviction for rape, you can’t hold public office. You get a conviction for pedophilia, you can’t hold public office. You might even get run out of office on a prostitution charge because it’s sexually deviant behavior. Now lesbianism is sexually deviant behavior because it deviates from God’s plan and design for human sexually. So I believe that this is a person who, because she’s involved in sexually deviant behavior, should be, ought to be disqualified from public service.”

    Ed responds:

    Of course that’s your view of public office, you’re a Christian fascist.

    Certainly Fischer’s a fascist and conservative Christians generally advocate for more fascism and a fascist Christian state – knowingly or more often – obliviously. But that doesn’t equate to their being consistent in their behavior.

    But this is most certainly not Mr. Fischer’s view of public office, or conservative Christians in general. It’s their view only when it helps leverage their partisan political agenda. If this was the conservative Christian view, we’d see them run Sen. Craig Vitter out of office, rather than re-elect him.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Michael Heath “But this is most certainly not Mr. Fischer’s view of public office, or conservative Christians in general. It’s their view only when it helps leverage their partisan political agenda. If this was the conservative Christian view, we’d see them run Sen. Craig Vitter out of office, rather than re-elect him.”

    What a load of twaddle. They did run him out of office. Then they ran him back in, because Our pervert is better than Their anything.

  • wsierichs

    Yes, that’s why the good Christian people of Louisiana voted David Vitter out of office after he was caught consorting with a, ahhhhh, woman of some disrepute and there were whispers, which no good Christian would ever acknowledge, that Vitter was known for some, ahem, very odd behavior, things that the good revs talk about in the pulpit only in discreet terms such as deviancy.

    Of course, Vitter’s still in the U.S. Senate, so I guess there were enough perverts in La., such as atheists, Democrats, n-words, illegal immigrants speaking a foreign language that begins with S and voting illegally thanks to ACORN and the New Black Panthers, and other anti-American types to outvote the good Christians. The only explanation is that the atheist, perverted U.S. government under that Communist Nazi Kenyan Muslim in the Black (formerly White) House put so many Christians into those FEMA concentration camps that the anti-Christian pogrom tipped the electoral balance. Next up, La. elects a lesbian transgender atheist to the U.S. Senate when he/she runs as a dark horse against Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy.

    As a preverted Hitler-loving atheist (yes, I know Hitler-loving and atheist are redundant), I naturally would love to vote the DINO Landrieu out of office. So … BRING IT ON!!!!

    Honesty compels me to admit that some things I said above might not be entirely true. Specifically, Vitter’s perversion was more than just “odd”; it was hilariously preverted!!!

  • eric

    Fischer’s so obsessed with homosexuality that I can’t help wondering what interesting skeletons are in that closet with him.

    Yeah maybe, but it’s hard to jive the ‘standard implication’ with his obsession with lesbians.

  • freehand

    Frankly I find Fischer’s obsession with other people’s sexual behavior to be disturbing. That boy ain’t healthy.

  • Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    @Michael Heath:

    Sen. Craig Vitter

    My. You have to have quite a wide stance to make a freudian slip that obvious.

  • skinnercitycyclist

    I put his quote above through David Barton’s quote-miner and got this:

    “My view of public service,” Fischer declared, “is that somebody who is engaged in sexually deviant behavior is … qualified to hold public office[…]. You might even get … a prostitut[e] because it’s sexually devi[…]n[…]e. Now lesbianism is devi[…]n[…]e because it[’]s God’s plan and design for human sexually. So I believe that this is a person who, because she’s involved in sex[…]y behavior, should be, ought to be […]qualified [for] public service.”

    Thank you, that is all.

  • lorn

    Florida governor Scott had better hope there is no rule saying that he can’t hold office if convicted of a felony. He was convicted on Medicare fraud and paid a hefty fine, a fine so large that he had to return a substantial fraction of the ill gotten gains.