Fischer: Government Can’t Do Anything But God’s Will

Bryan Fischer once again shows his theocratic bonafides by arguing on his radio show that gay marriage can’t be legal because the government is a “minister of God” and therefore can’t do anything that is contradictory with anything in the Bible.

As Fischer explained, the entire idea of civil government came from God and therefore all earthly political and legal authority stems from God. As such, the purpose of civil government is to carry out the will of God, meaning that government can never remain neutral on moral issues.

“God has called government to take sides in the culture war,” Fischer said, “and God is instructing civil government to take the side of that which is right and good. That means government and those who hold government power have a divine responsibility to know the difference between good and evil so that they can reward the former and punish the latter.”

Thus, when government bans gay marriage, “it is doing a good thing,” Fischer said. “It is doing a divinely ordained thing. It’s doing its job. It’s fulfilling its role as a minister of God.”

Wouldn’t that make the Constitution he claims to revere so much an anti-Christian document? After all, it bans religious tests and allows other religions to have religious freedom. It doesn’t allow women to be stoned to death and it actually allows people to do ungodly things like worship other gods and work on Sunday. Yep, it would. But we can’t expect a clueless dolt like Fischer to recognize his own contradictions.

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  • Sastra

    Well, since it is often the will of God to allow sin to flourish so that the damned will stand convicted by their own actions, one could argue that the government IS carrying out the will of God.

  • eric

    the entire idea of civil government came from God and therefore all earthly political and legal authority stems from God

    Hmmm….have you told the Greeks this yet? They will be surprised to hear their polytheistic democracies never existed.

  • corwyn

    and God is instructing civil government to take the side of that which is right and good.

    So gay marriage must be the will of god. Since government is taking that side.

  • marcus

    Fishher = A contradiction wrapped in a lie enclosed in a prevarication with a huge dollop of steaming bullshit.

  • John Pieret

    Wouldn’t that make the Constitution he claims to revere so much an anti-Christian document? After all, it bans religious tests and allows other religions to have religious freedom. It doesn’t allow women to be stoned to death and it actually allows people to do ungodly things like worship other gods and work on Sunday.

    Hah! You’re obviously not reading from Fischer’s copy of the Constitution, which only grants religious freedom to Christians and includes the entire Bible in its text.

  • raven

    As Fischer explained, the entire idea of civil government came from God and therefore all earthly political and legal authority stems from God.

    LOL. This actually is in the bible.

    Romans 13:1

    Only God can give authority to anyone, and he puts these rulers in their places of power. … And all those who rule now were given that power by God. ….. For there is no authority except by God’s appointment, and the authorities that exist

    At the time this was written, all the rulers were kings and emperors and they were all…pagans!!! God didn’t seem to have a problem with pagans ruling over xians. He also didn’t have a problem with the atheistic commies ruling over xians.

    Right now god’s designated ruler on earth for the USA is…Obama.

    And the same chapter says to pay your taxes. They always forget this one.

  • cptdoom

    Yeah, Bryan, Bloody Mary was “doing God’s will” when she burned a few hundred Protestants. Do you really want to go down that road again? Because our Founding Fathers sort of understood the whole problem with governments appointment themselves as agents of God when they created that whole First Amendment thing.

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    “That means government and those who hold government power have a divine responsibility to know the difference between good and evil so that they can reward the former and punish the latter.”

    It’s probably really hard to get those kinds of people elected today who know the difference between good and evil. What with the Demoncrats allowed to field candidates and even vote.

    It must have been easy to get those folks into office back when YHWH personally was personally selecting leaders. Like King Saul. OK, bad example. But there’s King David. Oh, yeah, he had that little episode with Uriah and his wife. God, for an omnipotent and all-knowing super being, sure had some problems picking out godly people to rule his, um, godly people.

  • eric

    @7:

    Yeah, Bryan, Bloody Mary was “doing God’s will” when she burned a few hundred Protestants. Do you really want to go down that road again?

    Don’t be too sure your question is rhetorical. For a lot of these guys, the answer would be a sincere yes.

  • John Pieret

    raven @ 6:

    Romans 13:1

    And the Romans about that time were crucifying and burning alive Christians, when not feeding them to the lions. That’s the government that had a divine responsibility to know the difference between good and evil?

    Tempting as it might be, I won’t suggest that the US follow that previously divinely anointed government.

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

    Imagine talking like that hour after hour, day after day. Whether he believes it (a Golmert or Bachmann) or doesn’t believe it (a Limbaugh or Coulter), that’s got to do awful things to his insides, to which I say “Good. Hope he experiences some of the misery he happily inflicts on others. Fuck him”, because my pity isn’t my forgiveness

  • marcus

    MO @11 I would rather imagine those four luminaries taken down by a horde of zombies…

    Then again what would those poor zombies have to eat? There’s not enough brains between them to make one decent appetizer. Talk about pitiful.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Unless Fischer – or someone – can show us God’s will, properly filled out and officially recorded, we have no choice but to proceed on the basis that God died intestate.

  • busterggi

    “As such, the purpose of civil government is to carry out the will of God, meaning that government can never remain neutral on moral issues.”

    And as god is the most powerful being ev-er then they must be doing as god wants. Surely a mere human politician could never disturb god’s plan. Fischer must hate god’s plan.

  • http://dailydouq.wordpress.com dailydouq

    PB @ 13, ROTFLMAO, can’t even begin to think how to top that one!

  • pacal

    Fischer deeply and thoroughly hates America and what America stands for. After all fundamental, core American values contradict Fischer’s theocratic vision. Fischer wants to destroy fundamental American values and replace them with the rule of the Saints in a Biblical Theocracy.

    So Mr. Fischer Why do you hate America so much?