Fischer: Gay Rights the Greatest Threat to Liberty Ever

Bryan Fischer, being an aficionado of aggrieved hyperbole and totally ignorant of virtually everything, declared on this radio show this week that the “homosexual agenda” was the greatest threat to liberty that America has ever faced in its entire history.

“The homosexual agenda represents the greatest single threat to religious liberty we have ever seen in the history of our existence as a nation,” he declared. “In fact, it’s the greatest threat to liberty of all kinds, whether it is freedom of religion, whether it is freedom of speech, whether it is freedom of the press, whether it is freedom of association, all of the rights that are enshrined in the First Amendment are threatened by the active, aggressive homosexual lobby and the homosexual agenda.”

Hey Brian, there are a few million slaves who would like to speak to you. And millions of women who were denied the right to vote for a century. And gay rights are only a threat to liberty if you define liberty as your ability to deny liberty and equality to others, which is, of course, exactly how Fischer defines it.

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  • Sastra

    I think he correctly perceives that the real threat is to their eternal hope that non-fundamentalists admire and respect the high moral standards of the fundamentalists and secretly feel inadequate.

  • peterh

    He means, of course, the supposed agenda represents a threat to his liberty to impose his religion on others. And he seems blissfully unaware of the irony in that.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    That’s funny, because I think that Bryan Fischer is one of the greatest threats to liberty. Or rather, that he wants to be one.

  • lldayo

    Bryan, Russia is a little further east. I’d recommend swimming there immediately.

  • caseloweraz

    “The homosexual agenda represents the greatest single threat to religious liberty we have ever seen in the history of our existence as a nation,” he declared.

    He’s right — if “homosexual agenda” is defined as the agenda of the fundamentalist Christians regarding homosexuality.

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

    The Gay Agenda is not that bad, although it does have two hours scheduled for brunch, which seems a little excessive.

  • John Pieret

    whether it is freedom of speech,

    Oh, let me guess … if someone criticizes your positions, calls you a bigot or ridicules your beliefs, they are taking away your freedom of speech because you have the right to call homosexuals sinners and child rapists and destroyers of freedom without anyone contradicting you, right?

    whether it is freedom of the press,

    Wha? Who is trying to take away even your little “Lunatics Hour” radio show?

    whether it is freedom of association

    Other than the “freedom of association” that Lester Madoxx tried to enforce with an axe handle to keep blacks out of his business of public accommodation, you are free not to let LGBT people into your home, your private club or your church. Trust me, gays won’t feel deprived.

  • D. C. Sessions

    It actually makes perfect sense if you define “liberty” as John Calhoun did.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701394965 patrickashton

    Bryan apparently hasn’t heard about Seth Rogen’s new movie “The Interview”.

  • Freodin

    You have to listen carefully to his words and their (humpty dumpty kind of) meaning: he is right!

    Religious freedom… defined as the freedom to impose your (christian) religion on others

    Freedom of speech… defined as the freedom to shut up other opinions and only proclaim you own (christian) one

    Freedom of the press… defined as the freedom to prohibit disagreeing press and replace them with your own (christian) one

    Freedom of association… defined as the freedom to gather and beat up people you don’t like#

    The evil homosexual agenda is a thread to all these liberties! Protect this poor man and his persecuted religion! Send him money.

    Well, no, send ME money!

  • Michael Heath

    Bryan Fischer writes:

    The homosexual agenda represents the greatest single threat to religious liberty we have ever seen in the history of our existence as a nation,” he declared. “In fact, it’s the greatest threat to liberty of all kinds . . .

    Ed’s response:

    Hey Brian, there are a few million slaves who would like to speak to you.

    I think Bryan Fischer would concede Ed’s point that he’s wrong that gay rights represents the greatest single threat to liberty of all kinds. Upon further reflection on liberty, I can see Mr. Fischer conceding that the prohibition of slavery was the single greatest infringement on liberty ever.

    Back then slave owners suffered from the tyranny of the federal government stealing their property and imposing their will on the slave-holder states that democratically supported slavery.

  • theguy

    “whether it is freedom of religion”

    but for Christians only – no Muslims need apply*

    “whether it is freedom of speech”

    except for gays and blasphemers*

    ” whether it is freedom of the press”

    see above

    “whether it is freedom of association”

    meaning the freedom to discriminate*

    *all based on previous statements by Adolf Fischsticks.

  • busterggi

    If only we could go back to the days of true liberty – when kings ruled by divine right, as long as the church allowed it, and a man could have the ambition to become a better-than-average serf before he died at age thirty (which meant he outlived his wife who died in childbirth at age fifteen).