Thursday, December 12, 2013

They Can't Be Bothered to Hide It Any More

Bryan Fischer, prominent wingnut expert and spokesman for the Christian right:

"If by 'religion,' the founders, and the founders of the state of Oklahoma, meant Christianity, then you can ban a monument to Satan because that's not Christianity ... You can say 'no, we're not going to let you do it. Our Constitution protects the free exercise of the Christian religion; yours is not a Christian expression, we're not going to have that monument.' If we don't understand the word 'religion' to mean Christianity as the founders intended it, then we have no way to stop Islam, we have no way to stop Satanism, we have no way to stop any other sort of sinister religion practice that might creep onto the fruited plains"

Well, there it is.  By "religion," the founders meant only Bryan Fischer's religion, i.e. the hateful, mean-spirited mockery of the words of Jesus that seems to pass for Christianity in the country today.

So, I guess I owe you an apology.  When I suggested a few days ago that Republican-pushed legislation to let business owners make employees follow the boss' religion would open the door in the country to Sharia law, I failed to consider the obvious fact that when it comes to religious freedom, Islam just doesn't qualify.

A warning to the Jews out there:  Next year, when you come to light your Chanukkah candles, don't do it in a room with a window that can be seen from the street.  You do not have the freedom to practice your religion either.

No, in the United States that people like Bryan Fischer are fighting so hard to create, you have no right to do anything that Bryan Fischer and a few friends of his do not approve of, even to practice a millennium-old religion which a billion followers.

There's a name for that kind of society.  I don't think I have to point out what it is.

3 comments:

Infidel753 said...

The potentially entertaining part is that there is no consensus definition of exactly what qualifies as being "Christianity". Does Mormonism qualify? Does Catholicism? (Not in the eyes of millions of fundies.) How about Unitarianism? Huge wars were once fought over who had the correct form of Christianity.

the yellow fringe said...

Happy Festivus!

Green Eagle said...

Of course, since Bryan Fischer is Catholic, he will include Catholicism on his list. But then, half the fun will be seeing these idiots get around to killing each other over who is the real Christian, just like the Sunnis and Shiites.