Fischer: Come and See the Violence Inherent in the System!

Bryan Fischer gives another loopy, dystopic warning that if same-sex marriage is legalized, Christianity will be criminalized and the Bible will be turned into Mein Kampf and banned as hate speech. Under those hate speech laws that do not exist, presumably.

But the first order of business, Fischer warned, would be to “turn the Bible into Mein Kampf” and prohibit it from being studied or read in schools or public places.

“Anyone who opposes the normalization of homosexuality will be treated as a racist,” Fischer warned. “Anyone, from that day forward, in America who opposes the normalization of homosexuality, who opposes same-sex marriage, will be lumped together by the Supreme Court with the Nazis, with the KKK, with slave holders, and with Aryan supremacists. The Bible will be classified as hate speech from the beginning to the end and it won’t be long before efforts are made to ban the Bible in public schools, to ban it in school libraries, to ban in it public libraries and to forbid the study of the Bible or the reading of the Bible on any campus in any public setting.”

Uh, Bryan…buying and reading Mein Kampf is perfectly legal in this country. It isn’t banned as “hate speech.” You know why? Because there is no such thing legally as “hate speech” in America. The First Amendment forbids it (as it should). The Supreme Court has, quite rightly, upheld the right of Nazis and the KKK to speak their minds, to march in protest, to hold rallies on public property even. But don’t let reality dampen your little marketing campaign of fear.

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  • http://dharmaubuntu.wordpress.com/ Aspect Sign

    Help! Help! I’m being repressed!

  • Al Dente

    What Fischer is really whining about is that his homophobia is becoming socially unacceptable.

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

    So he thinks we want to do to the Bible what he wants to do to the Koran?

  • John Pieret

    But the first order of business, Fischer warned, would be to “turn the Bible into Mein Kampf” and prohibit it from being studied or read in schools or public places.

    As Ed already pointed out, Mein Kampf is already studied and read in schools (at university level, at least, but there’s no reason that it couldn’t … and probably should be … studied in lower grades) and can be read in public places (though I doubt it would be read in your idiosyncratic definition of “public places,” like government meetings and public schools).

    Anyone, from that day forward, in America who opposes the normalization of homosexuality, who opposes same-sex marriage, will be lumped together by the Supreme Court with the Nazis, with the KKK, with slave holders, and with Aryan supremacists.

    Well, no ,,, the Supreme Court won’t do that … but the rest of us may well.

    The Bible will be classified as hate speech from the beginning to the end and it won’t be long before efforts are made to ban the Bible in public schools, to ban it in school libraries, to ban in it public libraries and to forbid the study of the Bible or the reading of the Bible on any campus in any public setting.

    Go ahead, Bryan,tell us just what “hate speech” has been banned in the US (and it doesn’t count that conservative Christians have tried to ban Harry Potter books in schools!). Again, feel free to read your Bibles aloud in public. Stand on street corners and shout it to passersby. Just don’t try to get government to endorse your Bible at taxpayer expense.

  • dingojack

    Bryan said: “…ban the Bible in public schools, to ban it in school libraries, to ban in it public libraries…”

    John Pieret said: “Just don’t try to get government to endorse your Bible at taxpayer expense.”

    And who is it that pays for public libraries, public schools and their libraries? And who collects this money?

    Maybe Bryan isn’t as far off the mark as you think, just not for the reasons he thinks.

    Dingo

  • John Pieret

    Dingo:

    And who is it that pays for public libraries, public schools and their libraries?

    All the public, including those who don’t believe in his version of the Bible or the Bible at all. In most areas, the majority may control what the government does with that tax money. But that is the very reason the Bill of Rights was written … to protect minorities against the “tyranny of the majority.” And, given all the whining the conservative Christians have been engaging in of late … how they are a poor put-upon minority and all … they should be grateful for the protection.

  • RickR

    Cripes, I can hear them fapping from here.

  • kantalope

    If you don’t like people treating you like a hater – don’t act like a hater.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Anyone, from that day forward, in America who opposes the normalization of homosexuality, who opposes same-sex marriage, will be lumped together by the Supreme Court with the Nazis, with the KKK, with slave holders, and with Aryan supremacists.

    Well, yes. As a matter of fact, they already are. Fischer, Nazis, the KKK, slave holders [1], and white supremacists are, in fact, all legally equal — and all totally legal. None are being rounded up, deprived of civil rights, imprisoned, dispossessed [1], or denied the right to speak their opinions or gather with those of like mind.

    [1] Assuming, of course, that they are former slave holders who are no longer holding slaves [2] — which is an action (enslavement) rather distinct from speech, belief, and assembly.

    [2] Anyone else find it revealing that Fischer is still butthurt over being denied ownership of other human beings? Freudian, perhaps?

  • blf

    The quoted part of the rant reeks with so much projection I assume this nutter is scared of the Sun and only comes of his deep underground pit when he needs more industrial-grade cleaner to wipe away the spittle.

  • theguy

    ““Anyone who opposes the normalization of homosexuality will be treated as a racist”

    Considering the shit that Adolf Fischsticks has said about black people on government assistance, he already is a racist.

    “efforts are made to ban the Bible in public schools, to ban it in school libraries, to ban in it public libraries and to forbid the study of the Bible or the reading of the Bible on any campus in any public setting.”

    More fundamentalist projection: Fischsticks has advocated censoring pro-gay speech and blasphemy, both in America and in other countries.

  • matty1

    I think it’s the classic obfuscation they use to confuse ‘allowed in public’ with ‘endorsed by public authorities’. He wants listeners to assume that the only options for a book in schools are that it is taught from as a source of facts or that it is banned from school grounds, since (I hope) Mein Kampf is not being taught as a factually accurate account of race relations and geopolitics he assumes it is banned from being mentioned and that the same will happen to the Bible

  • frankgturner

    @ the guy #11

    In line with the boards in The Atheist Experience, The Bible should be taught, and read aloud in intricate detail. Apologists want the Bible read but censored to only reveal the good parts. The Bible is pretty vicious and nasty, particularly in comparative religions coursework which should be required. When you read some of The Bible uncensored and compare it to other religions many become innoculated against Xtianity. In many ways the scripture of Xtianity is its own worst enemy.

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    @ D.C. Sessions #5

    Actually I think it is exactly what one should expect of Fischer being denied the right to own other human beings. Many evangelists bitch about being oppressed when what is really being oppressed is their ability to oppress other people. In many ways I think that’s what slavery really was, insecure people oppressing others to feel powerful.

  • Larry

    Apparently, Fischer haz a sad that there are others who, he believes, would oppress him exactly as how he’d like to do to them. And those beliefs terrify him.

  • carpenterman

    The Bible certainly won’t be banned, but a lot of it is hate speech. Take that fine example, Psalm 137: “Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.” That sounds pretty hateful to me.

  • frankgturner

    @ Larry #14

    Funny how many Xtians state that you should do unto others how you would like done unto you but when that happens to them they bitch.

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    @ carpenterman #15

    Precisely the details that SHOULD be mentioned and NOT censored. (What drove many a former Xtian away from their religion).

  • Kermit Sansoo

    frankgturner says: Precisely the details that SHOULD be mentioned and NOT censored. (What drove many a former Xtian away from their religion).

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    For me it was a tossup between this sort of demented, hateful, cruelty and claims of fact contrary to verifiable observation, some of it pretty simple (e.g. Noah’s Flood).

  • frankgturner

    @ Kermit Sansoo

    I heard James Randi talking on a show recently about how believers have a “need” to believe, like the belief fills some void in their life. The Atheist Experience has discussed religion as a “coping mechanism” many times.

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    What believers don’t seem to comprehend is the idea that belief in things that are observably false is damaging to some of us. Some of us need to not believe in the unverifiable.