Apparently jealous of so many of his fellow wingnuts who have said staggeringly stupid and offensive things about Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiance, Bryan Fischer on Friday pulled himself up by his bootstraps and got himself back in the game by declaring that the reason it happened was because they were living together before marriage, as the Bible forbids.
As Fischer explained, the Bible strictly prohibits premarital cohabitation, so Ray Rice and Janay Palmer were guilty of engaging in illegitimate sexual immorality and living in sin. This biblical position is reinforced by social science research, he said, that shows that such relationships are more dangerous for women than marriage or living alone.
Fischer said that since Palmer had apparently “not been educated, did not understand biblical standards, she put herself in a place where, if her eyes were open and she was thinking clearly and she had been educated as she should have been in our school system, by her parents, at church, she would have known that the most dangerous place for me to be as a woman is living with a guy I’m not married to.”“If you want to have reasons not to do it,” Fischer concluded, “getting knocked out in a casino elevator, that’s the only reason that you need … When biblical standards of morality are ignored, people get hurt.”
A smartass might note that the “biblical standard of morality” would have stoned her to death for not being a virgin on her wedding day (but not him, of course, only her). And then they might suggest that perhaps that would count as someone getting hurt. But since I’m not a smartass, I won’t say that. But I will point out that lots and lots of married women are beaten by their husbands every single day.