You can always rely on Bryan Fischer. Even when we are being pummeled by a tsunami of inane arguments about the Confederate flag on public buildings, you can count on Fischer to come along and distinguish himself by making an argument so breathtakingly idiotic that you can only stare in near-admiration of the effort.
“If we are going to remove symbols of oppression from our culture,” Fischer said, “if we come to the point where we say any flag that represents bigotry, any flag that represents hatred, any flag that represents slavery or oppression needs to be removed, then I want to suggest to you that the next flag to go ought to be the rainbow flag of the Gay Reich.”
“The rainbow flag represents the gay lobby, it represents Big Gay, it represents what I’m calling for the first time today, I’m introducing a new term: the Gay Reich,” he continued. “They’ve got a flag just like the Nazis had their flag.”
“That flag is a symbol of slavery and oppression and bigotry and prejudice and bias,” Fischer said. “So if we’re going to go after symbols of oppression, we ought to make the rainbow flag the next target for removal in our culture.”
Wow, a new term! The gay reich! That’s so much better than the “gaystapo” or “homofascists.” You’re so clever, Bryan Fischer! A symbol of slavery and oppression? Seriously, even for Bryan Fischer that’s a WTF statement. Of course, there are no rainbow flags being flown over state houses, so I don’t know why he thinks it comparable even if his argument were true.