Bryan Fischer said on his radio show on Friday that if the Supreme Court is not “slapped down” by states refusing to follow any ruling striking down state bans on same-sex marriage, there will be “chaos and civil unrest” that will lead to violence.
Declaring that states “have every moral and legal right to ignore the federal government,” Fischer said that such a step was necessary to save America from tyranny and social chaos.
“The Supreme Court can be slapped down through a deliberative and representative process,” he said, “rather than through chaos and civil unrest which I and a lot of other pro-family leaders fear is the alternative. If the Supreme Court continues to overreach and they aren’t checked, we are headed towards civil unrest, I don’t think there is any other way around it. If it’s not stopped and reversed, the tyrannical overreach of the Supreme Court, we are to have social dislocation and I believe we are going to have violence as a result. And that is simply because freedom is too deeply ingrained in the DNA of the American people to permit tyranny to continue unchecked forever.”
If there is violence in response to such a ruling, where would it come from? From Fischer and his followers and ideological compatriots. This isn’t a prediction as much as it is a threat. But he’s living in a fantasy world. There will be a spasm of outraged rhetoric from the bigots and that’s all there will be. Before long, even most of them will move on with their lives, despite the best efforts of Fischer and other arch-bigots who want to keep it going.