Fischer’s Amusing Opinion on Anti-Discrimination Laws

Bryan Fischer is, like most wingnuts, very upset that Christian businesses are expected to follow the same rules every other business has to follow by not engaging in discrimination. In his latest tirade on the subject, he says that this is literally slavery and that the rainbow flag is the “mark of the beast.”

On his radio program yesterday, Bryan Fischer ran through a list of supposed tales of anti-Christian persecution in which individuals and businesses have been disciplined or sanctioned for voicing anti-gay views or refusing to serve gay customers and cited them all as proof that “the Mark of the Beast today is the rainbow flag.”

Businesses like this are now “not allowed to engage in commerce because they would not take the Mark of the Beast on their hands or on their foreheads,” Fischer said. “They would not allow the Beast to dictate to them what they did with regard to the homosexual agenda, what they did or what they thought.”

Saying that the owners of this company are literally being turned into slaves by not being allowed to discriminate against gay customers, Fischer declared that they have now been forced to “take the Mark of the Beast on their hand, they’ve got to make the t-shirts that they gay lobby says you have got to make, and they have to take the Mark of the Beast on their foreheads, even the way they think has to be realigned with what is politically correct.”

Such persecution. It almost being a tear to my eye it’s so sad.


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  • dingojack

    Fischer isn’t the only one. See here. (A source you used yourself, Ed).


  • eric

    Businesses like this are now “not allowed to engage in commerce because they would not take the Mark of the Beast on their hands or on their foreheads,” Fischer said.

    It’s kinda like a reverse nightclub or reverse amusement park. You go in as a customer, buy your cake, and then before you leave you stamp their hand.

  • dingojack

    And from the same.

    Lunar eclipses — how the fuck do they wurk?!?




    (Just to give you some idea of the creditability of this ‘rag’)

  • Chiroptera

    Huh. If I recall correctly, those without the mark of the Beast weren’t able to conduct any business whatsoever, not even buying food at the supermarket.

    At any rate, if someone doesn’t want to bake a gay wedding cake, they can still go into another business. Hell, they don’t have to go into another business; all they have to do is not bake wedding cakes at all. I bet they’re willing to sell cakes “off the shelf” to anonymous customers or bakes special order generic event cakes without asking questions about gay.

  • John Pieret

    While a wedding photographer, who has to attend the wedding and, sort of, participate in it, has a slightly greater justification for refusing to work a gay marriage, what justification do the T-shirt printers have to refuse that business? Nothing in the stories I’ve seen have indicated that the T-shirts would be identifiable as this printer’s work so as to constitute an endorsement of the gay pride event. Will their equipment have to be cleaned of gay ick?

    On the other hand, forcing all the employees of the printer to undergo “sensitivity training” seems a bit much, unless they were verbally or physically abusive to the gay customers. If they were otherwise polite to them, sensitivity training is not likely to change their religious views.

  • eric

    what justification do the T-shirt printers have to refuse that business?

    Think of the spiritual pain it inflicts! Selling a t-shirt to a gay person means 5 self-flagellations in Purgatory before you are allowed into heaven – and a wedding cake, 20. A prescription drug is 50! But if you think that’s bad, don’t even get me started on wedding pictures. Photographers take hundreds per wedding, and God imposes a spiritual punishment for even the undeveloped, unsold ones (because the undeveloped are pictures too, you know).

    But really, it all just comes down to thinking he shouldn’t have to serve no gays if he doesn’t want to.

  • Kevin Kehres

    Thing is, it’s my understanding that if this business were in a different state, they would indeed have the right to refuse service to gay customers.

    Sexual orientation is not a protected class at the federal level. Therefore, it’s a state-by-state issue.

    For now, the solution is simple. Move to a regressive state.

    Of course, that’s the next step of the gay agenda (shh…don’t tell anyone that I have a copy). To get universal protected class status…just like race or religion.

  • dhall

    But . . . the Mark of the Beast is so pretty. All those bright, cheerful colors. I always thought it would have to be something recognizably evil, not deceptively pretty. Such a clever Beast,

  • dingojack

    Genesis 9: 12-17

    12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

    13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

    14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

    15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

    16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

    17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.”

    Why do they hate god so much?!?


  • dingojack

    Or even:

    Revelation 4: 1-3

    1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

    2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

    3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.


  • D. C. Sessions

    For now, the solution is simple. Move to a regressive state.

    That’s not how it’s supposed to work. It’s them who are supposed to move if they don’t like the way we run our State.

  • theguy

    I’m quite sick of Adolf Fischsticks and his ilk complaining about not being allowed to discriminate. Can I, as a non-believer, open up a wedding cake business and refuse service to Christians?

    The answer is no. Am I being persecuted? Fuck no. A dipshit like Fischsticks would point-blank insist on a double standard where Christians get to discriminate against everyone else, but nobody can discriminate back.

  • grumpyoldfart

    At the 1’00” mark:

    The local Human Rights Commission – whoever they are…

    He has turned disparagement into an art form.

    The sad thing is that there will be some younger members of his audience who will remember that throwaway line and, in decades from now, they will still be thinking that the Human Rights Commission is some sort of horrible thing.

  • reddiaperbaby1942

    Well, at least he’s not saying they’re “literally” having it forced down their throats.

  • Pen

    Actually, I have a belated question. If the KKK ask me to make racist tee-shirts for them, do I have to do it? If anti gay fundamentalists want a cake showing gay couples getting stoned?

  • Dan Robinson

    Where’s this ‘gay lobby’ they speak of? I want to hang out there. There are no good clubs near me.