Fischer: Gay People Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Hold Office

Uber-bigot and Christian fascist Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association says that gay people should not be allowed to hold public office. Gosh, I’m so surprised that a theocratic asshole would say things just like a theocratic asshole would say.

The American Family Association spokesman reiterated his view that gay people should not be allowed to serve in office after learning that one of the city council members who objected to Cochran’s book is gay.

“This is one of the reasons why, ladies and gentlemen,” he said, “I believe being an active homosexual should disqualify you from public office because it’s a form of sexual perversion and remember, we’re going to have to choose between the gay agenda and Christianity. We can’t have both. It’s going to have to be one or the other and here’s a case in point. An active homosexual gets a copy of the book, on the city council and he says, ‘We’ve got to do something about this.’ And he goes on a campaign, on a crusade to get this fire chief fired and he pulled it off.”

Okay, I choose the gay agenda over Christianity. I think theocrats should not be allowed to hold public office.

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

    I’m torn. I can’t choose. Which is the one with brunch?

  • John Pieret

    I don’t know enough about the Atlanta case to really comment but it does seem an overreaction to fire someone for believing homosexuality is a sin and expressing that in a self-published book, even if he gave it to a small number of his fellow firefighters, at least in the absence of evidence that he discriminated against gays in the department.

    But that’s why we have courts … the same ones that are rooting out discrimination against gays.

    What Fischer wants, of course, is that no one who thinks differently than he does should hold public office, and democracy and the Constitution be damned.

  • raven

    Fischer: Gay People Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Hold Office

    I’m sure Fischer would say the same thing about atheists.

    Or women, nonxians, Fake Xians, nonwhites, or in fact, anyone who isn’t Bryan Fischer.

    They really hate democracy. The only thing standing between Fischer and power is roughly 319 million US citizens.

  • cptdoom

    John Pieret #2 – from what I’ve read the chief was basically proselytizing on the job and during his suspension for those actions declared at several church speaking engagements that he would continue to do so if/when reinstated.

  • dingojack

    “An active homosexual gets a copy of the book, on the city council and he says, ‘We’ve got to do something about this.’ And he goes on a campaign, on a crusade to get this fire chief fired and he pulled it off.”

    So the ‘crusader’ against Fire Chief got a ‘happy ending’ outta it. So who’s complaining again?

    Perhaps Bryan is jealous he didn’t get to “get his rocks off”*.

    Dingo

    ———

    * Or it that just “ramming down Bryan’s throat”

  • marcus

    @1 Think about it Modus. One of the most important dishes in any well-organized brunch is quiche. Need I say more?

  • John Pieret

    cptdoom:

    from what I’ve read the chief was basically proselytizing on the job and during his suspension for those actions declared at several church speaking engagements that he would continue to do so if/when reinstated.

    Yeah, everything I’ve seen so far that discusses the facts has been from the persecution-loving religious right or news media that report their claims without examining them. The claim that proselytizing on the job is a basis for firing a government employee is a tricky one that entangles freedom of speech, freedom of religion and separation of church and state. Such cases are usually heavily fact dependent, involving such things as whether there were complaints about the employee’s actions (was the proselytizing unwelcome), were corrective actions taken short of firing, and the employee’s reaction to such corrective actions.

    On the facts as claimed by the religious right, the city had better have some good answers to these types of questions.

  • theguy

    Someone proselytizing to their subordinates has, in effect, a captive audience. I think it would be similar to a public school teacher preaching to their class. Yes, the other employees could quit, but they shouldn’t be forced to choose between their job and not being forced to listen to someone else’ shit.

    I think that theocratic pieces of shit such as Adolf Fischsticks should be kept away from office – via the ballot box, not by law.

  • magistramarla

    “we’re going to have to choose between the gay agenda and Christianity. We can’t have both.”

    Back when we attended an Episcopalian church, the choir director and the woman in charge of Sunday school education were a lesbian couple and everyone in the church knew it. Any newcomer who objected was directed to the Episcopalian church in the next town. It seems to me that everyone in that congregation was able to choose both “the gay agenda” and Christianity.

    Of course, I’m sure that Fischer wouldn’t count Episcopalians as real xtians.

  • U Frood

    Why do you want to infringe my right to vote for gay candidates?

  • M can help you with that.

    magistramarla @ 9:

    Of course, I’m sure that Fischer wouldn’t count Episcopalians as real xtians.

    When Fischer wants to inflate the number of Christians to show how much of a majority they are, Episcopalians are definitely Christian. When he wants to declare what all members of that large majority believe, Episcopalians are absolutely not Christian. Simple!

  • lorn

    … “we’re going to have to choose between the gay agenda and Christianity. We can’t have both.”

    That makes it simple. Sorry X-ians … you lose.

  • pacal

    Bryan Fischer Why do you hate America so much? Why do you so deeply and thoroughly hate American values?

  • peterh

    “…we’re going to have to choose between the gay agenda and Christianity.”

    At the very mildest, Fischer’s committed the fallacy of the excluded middle, but the straight dope is he’s fulla shit coming & going.

  • anubisprime

    Fischer should not be allowed a public berating virtual megaphone…but what ya gonna do?

  • busterggi

    I’m glad Fischer isn’t my iman.

  • caseloweraz

    Here’s the book under discussion:

    Kevin J. Cochran

    Who Told You That You Were Naked?

    3G Publishing, Inc. (November 28, 2013)

    Tally of Amazon customer reviews (5-star to 1-star): 35 4 2 0 15

    From 5-star review by J. Gordon, who says he is Jewish: ” The theological presentation is very basic, straightforward, and uncomplicated.”

    I’ll bet. Mr. Gordon goes on to mention that the book has grammatical errors and that the bibliography is hard to read. But he then avers:

    …the critical importance of the book should be derived from its terrifying reception. Upon publication, Cochran gave copies to several coworkers and Atlanta burned down for the second time! Not even the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department could put the fire out! A number of workers, how many has never been reported, rewarded Cochran’s generous gift by filing complaints against him and rather than telling these folks to get back to work, Atlanta launched a formal investigation! Civic leaders and the municipal government exploded in outrage!

    Mr. Gordon’s December 2014 review contains 12 paragraphs and 1,735 words. It’s quite a rant, mentioning Thomas Sowell and Ben Carson as victims of suppression. There are four comments, two of them his. He also praises the other favorable reviewers.

    I read all the reviews. (Yah, too much time on my hands.) My favorite comes from Deanna Long: “Gee, was looking for a book to rehash old slanders and attack innocent people. Thought I’d have to fall back on used copies of Mein Kampf. Thanks Kelvin (sic) for solving all my shopping problems.”

    Quite a few people oppose the knee-jerk Christians. Unfortunately, too many seem not to have read the book.

  • eric

    This is one of the reasons why, ladies and gentlemen,” he said, “I believe being an active homosexual should disqualify you from public office because it’s a form of sexual perversion and remember, we’re going to have to choose between the gay agenda and Christianity.

    Non-sequitur. If you disqualify them from public office, then nobody gets to choose, the choice has been made for us. If you want Americans to choose between the two, you have to let them, y’know, have a choice.

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