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Quote# 105978

Yes, but which god?

On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer speculated that the attack by radical Muslim terrorists on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo that killed twelve people may have been God's retribution for the magazine's blasphemy. Given that the magazine, in addition to mocking Islam and Muhammad, also had a long record of running satirical articles and cartoons about Christianity and Jesus, Fischer raised the possibility that this attack was punishment for the magazine's repeated violation of the commandment that "you shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain." "They made a career out of taking the name of God, the God of the Bible, the father of the Lord Jesus," said Fischer, who has made the case in the past that instituting anti-blasphemy laws in America was entirely feasible.

Bryan Fischer, Right Wing Watch 27 Comments [1/24/2015 4:33:11 AM]
Fundie Index: 21
Submitted By: Mister Spak

Quote# 105597

Once again this Christmas season, Americans are forced to deal with the travesty of satanic displays in state government buildings. Such displays have been erected or are being proposed in Oklahoma, Michigan and Florida.

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Does the Constitution require us to put up with this idiocy?

It all depends on whether we use the Constitution as given to us by the Founders or the one mangled beyond recognition by the Supreme Court.

If we use Jefferson's Constitution, the answer is a flat no. We do not have to put up with such errant nonsense unless we want to. If we use the one butchered by the Supreme Court, however, we may have no choice.

According to Joseph Story, the longest serving associate justice in Supreme Court history, the Founders were dealing exclusively with Christianity, and not religion in general, when they drafted the First Amendment.


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They weren't dealing with alternative religions at all. They were neither endorsing them nor prohibiting them. They intended to leave all matters of religious expression up the states, and keep the central government, and every branch of it, including the judiciary, out of the equation altogether.

They flatly prohibited the central government (including the judiciary) from interfering in any way whatsoever with the exercise of religion in the various individual states. Regulating religious expression was literally to be none of the central government's business.

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This kind of freedom is what Joseph Story said the Founders intended, and this is the kind of freedom that Thomas Jefferson, the icon of religious liberty, practiced as president. They were right. Perhaps it's time we embraced the Founders and their view of religious liberty once again.

Bryan Fischer, Rapture Forums 39 Comments [1/3/2015 9:35:14 AM]
Fundie Index: 12

Quote# 105460

On his "Focal Point" radio show, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer recently claimed that the "active, aggressive homosexual lobby" represented a threat to U.S. democracy.

As Right Wing Watch first reported, Fischer, who is no stranger to anti-gay declarations, told listeners, "I firmly believe 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 went on to note, "It's the greatest threat to liberty of all kinds, whether it's freedom of religion, whether it is freedom of speech, whether it is freedom of the press, whether it is freedom of association."

Fischer's comments came during an interview with Caiden Cowger, a conservative teen radio host who made headlines in 2012 after arguing that President Barack Obama was "making kids gay."

Bryan Fischer, Huffington Post 53 Comments [12/24/2014 4:08:40 AM]
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Submitted By: Doubting Thomas

Quote# 105359

Who would Jesus waterboard?

Fischer argued on his radio program today that the Bible makes certain things permissible during times of war that would not be permissible during times of peace, adding that Jesus is a "warrior" who would probably approve of torture. "Christianity is not a pacifist religion," Fischer said. "The God that we serve is described in Exodus 15 as a 'man of war.' Now we often think of gentle Jesus, meek and mild, but let's not forget, according to Romans 19:13, when he comes back ... he will be riding a white horse and wearing his own robe, dipped in blood. That is a robe that is worn by a warrior who is inflicting casualties on the foe. So this is gentle Jesus, meek and mild; when we comes back, his robe is going to be dipped in blood because he too is a warrior":

http://www.afa.net/the-stand/the-culture-war/liberals-would-turn-bibles-heroes-into-war-criminals/

Bryan Fischer, right wing watch 38 Comments [12/19/2014 4:19:13 AM]
Fundie Index: 14
Submitted By: Mister Spak

Quote# 105066

The Scriptures tell us that one of the consequences for a nation that turns its back on God is “confusion of mind” (Deuteronomy 28:28). Nowhere is this more evident than in the tragic case of transgenderism.

Having accepted the lies of “that old deluder Satan” that they are trapped inside the body of the wrong gender, many resort to hormone therapy and even sex reassignment surgery in a vain, dangerous and enormously destructive effort to obliterate their true sexual identity.

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Do we oppose the normalization of transgenderism because we hate transgendered individuals? Absolutely not. We flatly and unequivocally oppose the normalization of transgenderism because it destroys people. We do not oppose transgenderism because we hate people. We oppose it because we love them.

We do not want to see anyone’s life ravaged by the pathologies that accompany this disorder of the mind and soul.

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God knew what he was doing when he assigned each of us our gender at the moment of conception. And he stands ready to help any willing individual come to a place of resolution and acceptance of the gender God assigned him at the moment of conception. “Confusion of mind” can, with God’s help, become clarity of mind.

Bryan Fischer, Barb Wire 23 Comments [12/4/2014 4:02:43 AM]
Fundie Index: 12

Quote# 104877

The board had allowed an evangelical group to passively distribute Bibles on its campuses. Passive distribution means simply that nobody is handing them out. They are placed on a table and students can come by and pick one up if they want. If they don't want one, they don't have to go get one.

But once members of the Satanic Temple publicly declared their intentions to distribute material on the "philosophy and practice of Satanism," the board re-evaluated its stand and decided not only to ban Satan from its campuses but God too. No longer will Bible distribution be allowed on its campuses.

This incident serves as a prime example of how the gross distortion of the First Amendment is destroying religious liberty and turning Christian literature into the educational equivalent of pornography, something that is considered so toxic it must be kept from the eyes of inquisitive students.

I have written on numerous occasions that the purpose of the First Amendment, as Justice Joseph Story declares in his monumental history of the Constitution, was only to protect the free exercise of the Christian faith and to prevent the selection and designation of one Christian denomination as the official church of the United States.

Story said the purpose of the Founders in crafting the First Amendment was not to "countenance much less to advance Mohammedanism, Judaism or infidelity...but to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects" (meaning denominations).


Bryan Fischer, Renew America 25 Comments [11/24/2014 7:08:32 AM]
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Submitted By: Mister Spak

Quote# 104678

On “Focal Point” today, host Bryan Fischer once again linked the supposed moral failings of Native Americans to the seizure of their land by European colonists.

Fischer recounted the Biblical tale of the Amorites, a group that had “lapsed into superstition and paganism and idolatry and sexual immorality and savagery” until they were vanquished by the Israelites. He then paraphrased God as saying, “I’m going to be patient with the Amorite people for 400 years, and if they continue to sin at the rate they’re sinning, every time they sin they’re putting a little more slop in the slop bucket, and if they keep doing that the slop bucket’s going to get full, and I’m going to have to empty out that slop bucket.”

Fischer then used the story to justify the violent expulsion of Native American people from their territory at the hands of white settlers. “This may even be a part of American history, when we think about the moral right for the nation and the peoples that God brought into this land to exercise sovereign control over the land,” he said. “Part of that equation may have to do with the immorality of those nations that were exercising sovereign control over this land at the time.”

Bryan Fischer, Right Wing Watch 35 Comments [11/12/2014 4:00:06 AM]
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Submitted By: Nemo

Quote# 104168

On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer made the case that the government can never endorse any position that is contrary to the will of God because government was established by God specifically for the purpose of carrying out his will, which is why gay marriage can never be legal. As Fischer explained, the entire idea of civil government came from God and therefore all earthly political and legal authority stems from God. As such, the purpose of civil government is to carry out the will of God, meaning that government can never remain neutral on moral issues. "God has called government to take sides in the culture war," Fischer said, "and God is instructing civil government to take the side of that which is right and good. That means government and those who hold government power have a divine responsibility to know the difference between good and evil so that they can reward the former and punish the latter." Thus, when government bans gay marriage, "it is doing a good thing," Fischer said. "It is doing a divinely ordained thing. It's doing its job. It's fulfilling its role as a minister of God"

Bryan Fischer, Right Wing Watch 27 Comments [10/18/2014 5:58:15 AM]
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Submitted By: Giveitaday

Quote# 104033

It's been an incredible week for marriage equality in the U.S. (albeit not without a few setbacks), but one ultra-conservative pundit isn't having any of it.

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer called the U.S. Supreme Court's Oct. 6 decision to turn away same-sex marriage appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, Right Wing Watch first reported.

Fischer, whose opposition to same-sex marriage and other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights is well-established, deemed the Supreme Court's decision "the de facto Roe vs. Wade of sodomy-based marriage" on his "Focal Point" radio show this week.

"It's going to be virtually impossible to stop this press and this push toward nationalizing, imposing on every state in the union, marriage that is based on the infamous crime against nature," he continued, before adding, "It's unconscionable, unconstitutional and completely, absolutely un-American."

In recent months, Fischer has slammed LGBT rights advocates as "belligerent" and "intolerant bullies" who represented a "tiny little minority" of the U.S. population.

He also denounced Burger King's "Proud Whopper" campaign, arguing that the fast food franchise's LGBT-friendly effort as a "bonehead move from a marketing standpoint."

"When people sit down to eat a hamburger, the last thing they want to be thinking about is two guys having sex," Fischer noted at the time.

H/T Right Wing Watch

Bryan Fischer, Huffington Post 23 Comments [10/12/2014 4:42:21 AM]
Fundie Index: 12
Submitted By: Bryan Stewart

Quote# 103894

Other religions, such as Islam, have no specific First Amendment rights since the Founders weren't even addressing alternatives to Christianity. Dealing with other religions was a matter for the states, not the central government. Other religions do, of course, have the presumption of religious liberty in America. As long as they behave themselves and don't trouble society, society will not trouble them. But if any one of them - say, Islam - proves troublesome, states have all the authority they need to deal with the trouble.

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In fact, all authority over religious expression - every last bit - was delegated by We the People to the states. This means, for example, that states can constitutionally prohibit the building of mosques and Oklahoma can prohibit this weekend's satanic mass if it wishes to do so.

Thus any law or court that impinges on free religious expression is by definition flatly unconstitutional. No executive order can restrict the free expression of Christianity in any way, and no federal judge has any constitutional authority to issue a ruling that prohibits Christian prayer, Bible reading in schools, crosses or Ten Commandments monuments on public land or employers from taking Christian principle into account in personnel decisions. All those issues are for the states to decide.

The First Amendment was designed by the Founders to keep the intrusive and heavy hand of the central government from interfering in any way with freedom of Christian expression. It has been turned upside down by tyrannical and intrusive judges and is now used as a sledgehammer to pulverize into little tiny shards the very religious liberty it was designed to protect.

On Constitution Day, it’s time to get back to the Constitution the Founders gave us, not the one mangled out of recognition by black-robed tyrants. Let’s trade the religious oppression of the courts for the religious liberty of the Founders. There’s no better day to start.

Bryan Fischer, BarbWire 25 Comments [10/4/2014 5:14:40 AM]
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Submitted By: Wykked Wytch
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