Fischer: Muslim Prayer Service ‘Desecrated’ Cathedral

The irony of all this criticism from the Christian right over the Muslim prayer service at the National Cathedral is that it’s really nothing more than an Episcopalian church (the government has no role in it), which they almost certainly don’t think is a real Christian church anyway. But here’s Bryan Fischer ranting about it:

Fischer, who was already on record as opposing the prayer service, said on his radio show today that allowing Muslims to gather to pray to a “demon god who goes by the name of Allah” was a desecration of the National Cathedral, asserting that it is all part of Islam’s attempt to destroy America from within.

“This was an act of spiritual and national sabotage,” Fischer said. “It’s as if they had dug some tunnels under the floor of the National Cathedral and filled them with explosives to completely obliterate our spiritual history and our spiritual traditions.”

It also cracks me up how they’re all ignoring the fact that the Muslims were invited there. You’d think by listening to them that they sent a suicide bomber inside to clear the place of Christians so they could take over. And if your “spiritual traditions” can be obliterated by letting Muslims in a church for one night, then I’d say they deserve to be obliterated.

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

    And if your “spiritual traditions” can be obliterated by letting Muslims in a church for one night, then I’d say they deserve to be obliterated.

    But the “spiritual tradition” was “not letting Muslims in a church for one night”!

    I’ll put it in a way you Leftist Hippies can understand: It’s like The Other landed on our Christian vegetarian pizza and put their Muslin pepperonis all over it!

  • alanb

    I have to learn how to numb the logic center of my brain before reading Fischer. I keep trying to figure out things like how praying = Muslim Gunpowder Plot = a complete obliteration of a spiritual history.

  • matty1

    if your “spiritual traditions” can be obliterated by letting Muslims in a church for one night, are shared by Bryan Fischer then I’d say they deserve to be obliterated.

    Fixed

  • John Pieret

    This was an act of spiritual and national sabotage

    Well, turnabout is fair play … I think Fischer has come up with a great idea for doing away with ISIS! All we have to do is have Christians sneak into ISIS mosques and say Christian prayers in order to completely obliterate its spiritual history and spiritual traditions and thus destroy ISIS from within. I think Fischer would make a fine leader of the new Prayer Guerrilla Unit of the Navy SEALS!

  • dingojack

    alanb – Well, to be fair, the Gunpowder plotters were disgruntled Catholics*

    @@

    Dingo

    ———

    * (and they’re not real Christians, dontchknow).

  • teawithbertrand

    You know what, Bryan? I think your “spiritual traditions” will be just fine. Asshole.

  • tbp1

    I’ve been discussing this elsewhere, and apparently going onto someone else’s property and disrupting what they are doing, even though what they are doing is perfectly legal and presents absolutely no threat of any kind to anybody, is OK as long as you profess the correct religion and have the right religious motivation for doing so. Moreover, requiring someone disrupting your religious ceremony to leave the premises is apparently yet more evidence of the ongoing persecution of Christians.

    I thought conservatives were big on property rights, but I guess that’s as malleable as their beliefs about pretty much everything else.

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

    tbp1 “I thought conservatives were big on property rights, but I guess that’s as malleable as their beliefs about pretty much everything else.”

    Wrong. Property rights are absolute. What you’re forgetting is that America is theirs.

  • Kevin Kehres

    When I was a junior in high school, we took a class trip to DC. Visited the cathedral, as well as a mosque. The mosque I remember as being quite beautiful.

    We also visited the mosque right when a wedding was scheduled to be held. The wedding party invited us to stay and participate. That was awesome. I guess they weren’t worried about getting Christian cooties on them.

    How many hours of air time does Fisher have to fill each day? And if he fails to incite the rabble, how far will his ratings drop?

    It’s show business. Nothing else.

  • karmacat

    The cathedral has a fun children’s mass at christmas. They tell the story of jesus being born, of course. But they also have shepherds running around inside, clowns, balloons, a person dressed as a nice monster. I wonder what Fischer would think of that mass.

  • peterh

    ” I wonder what Fischer would think of that…”

    Does Fischer think at all? About anything?

  • colnago80

    As the Spencer Tracy character poses to the Fredric March character in the movie Inherit the Wind, does Fischer ever think about the things that he does think about?

  • eric

    “It’s as if they had dug some tunnels under the floor of the National Cathedral and filled them with explosives to completely obliterate our spiritual history and our spiritual traditions.”

    It’s like Fischer is right off the elementary school playground:

    Boom boom, I blew up your cathedral!

    Nu uh, you missed!

    I put my gunpowder under it!

    Well I used my gunpowder detector to find it and throw it back at you before it went off. Boom – now you’re blown up!

    ***

    In any event, I’m surprised Modus hasn’t called the term “Spiritual Sabotage” for his band name. Though it really needs a front man’s name in front of it, like “Modus O and the Spiritual Sabotage.”

  • magistramarla

    Back when the hubby and I attended church it was an Episcopalian one.

    We often had inter-faith services. A Muslim group would come to talk about their faith as well as a Jewish group. One of our friends was a lovely little lady who emigrated from Africa (don’t remember which country) who would occasionally bring in her African dance troupe to demonstrate African spiritual dance for the congregation.

    The bishop would visit on Christmas dressed as the original St. Nicolas. He would gather the children at the altar and explain to them that the original St. Nicolas came from Turkey and probably had skin as dark as his own. He would tell the kids how the perception of Santa Claus changed over the years and gave each of them a chocolate coin. We loved that our children were taught the truth along with the stories.

    When the local schools dropped sex education from the curriculum, the priest decided that it was up to the church to provide factual sex education to our children. My hubby and I were tapped to teach the high school aged kids, since we both had experience as teachers and hubby holds a biology degree and I have worked as a midwife’s assistant. We had permission from the parents to teach whatever we considered appropriate.

    We gave those kids a very frank and thorough education and all of us enjoyed the discussions.

    We left there because of a military move, and I often wonder if that little Episcopalian church is still so open and liberal. At that time the choir director and the head of Sunday school education were a lesbian couple and any newcomers who had a problem with that were directed to another Episcopalian church. Just as we left the church was getting a new rector who happened to be a woman.

    If all Episcopalian churches were like that one, we might never have stopped going to church.

  • busterggi

    Episcopalians? Next Fischer will claim Catholics are Christians.

  • Trebuchet

    The building in question has long had a Darth Vader gargoyle. Clearly it went over to The Dark Side long before the Mooslim-Homo-Facsist-Obamunist-Atheists showed up.

  • lorn

    Conservatives, particularly those of the authoritarian sort, are always deeply concerned with purity, desecration, contamination, and perversion of what they think is the natural order.

  • dingojack

    lorn — indeed. Authoritarians have a much stronger reaction within their brains (as shown by MRIs and the like) to words and phrases that pertain to ‘dirtiness’ than non-authoritarians. And they show stronger ‘disgust’ and ‘revulsion’ reactions when surveyed via a questionnaire.

    I wonder if authoritarianism is innate or learned behaviour (or possibly a bit of both)?

    Dingo