Bryan Fischer: Gays Should Be Banned From Public Office – VIDEO

Wingnut Bryan Fischer, who heads the anti-gay organization American Family Association, has said that all gay people should be inherently disqualified from holding public office

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Wingnut Bryan Fischer, who heads the anti-gay organization American Family Association, has said that all gay people should be inherently disqualified from holding public office, reports Right Wing Watch.

Fischer used the controversy surrounding Texas Governor Rick Perry’s attempts to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign following her arrest for drunk driving to argue his point.

Referring to Lehmberg as an "open lesbian," he said that “somebody who is engaged in sexually deviant behavior is not qualified to hold public office.”

Fischer continued:

“If you get a conviction for rape, you can't hold public office. You get a conviction for pedophilia, you can't hold public office. You might even get run out of office on a prostitution charge because it's sexually deviant behavior. Now lesbianism is sexually deviant behavior because it deviates from God's plan and design for human sexually. So I believe that this is a person who, because she's involved in sexually deviant behavior, should be, ought to be disqualified from public service.”

Watch Fischer’s meanderings, AFTER THE JUMP…

Comments

  1. Michael Tyznik says

    In the examples he gave, people aren’t being disqualified from office because of sexually deviant behavior, they’re being disqualified because of _illegal_ behavior.

  2. JackFknTwist says

    American Family Association.
    Focus on the Family.
    Family Research Council.

    The shelters for these socially inept deviants multiply like dung flies.
    There must be a heap of money paying these sad little pimples……but where is that money coming from ?

    And are these bigots all being paid by slush funds and claiming tax exempt status ?
    Are the Koch Brothers involved ?

  3. MaryM says

    Only trannies should be banned from public office. They clearly lack the rationality and patience to serve the public. They self mutilate and then expect the rest of the world to tolerate it as though this practice is normal. It’s time to put our foot down as an LGB community and tell the T community “enough is enough.” Do we really want more homophobic “Trans” individuals altering laws to hurt the LGB community?

  4. Rowan says

    Only trannies should be banned from public office. They clearly lack the rationality and patience to serve the public. They self mutilate and then expect the rest of the world to tolerate it as though this practice is normal. It’s time to put our foot down as an LGB community and tell the T community “enough is enough.” Do we really want more homophobic “Trans” individuals altering laws to hurt the LGB community?

  5. PHILIE says

    Can the Catholic Church get him disqualified for being non-Jesus-y in his behavior?

    I know, I’m laughing at my comment too. When is the Catholic Church ever going to do something right, and start righting wrongs.

  6. JoeR says

    Nobody with any sway or credible position in the national dialogue has any idea who this guy is — nor care about what he has to say — except Towleroad. Why do you post this? Can’t we move on?

  7. jamal49 says

    Evangelicals are religious deviants and social psychopaths. They should be banned from running for and serving in public office. They should also be triple-taxed for any money they receive from their spiritually decadent and morally depraved sycophants.

  8. Bill says

    The Nazis “thought” that Jews should not be allowed to hold public office, so I guess Bryan Fisher can claim a precedent for his opinion – “people I don’t like should not be allowed to hold public offices.”

    How anyone can spout what Fisher spouts and keep a straight face is beyond me.

  9. BrokebackBob says

    Another “helmut of white hair”. Fellow LGBT brothers and sisters, this is the sign you must look for; a sign of those who would bring the apocalypse of hate.

  10. anon says

    Actually, he’s quite wrong. On the federal level, conviction of a felony would not bar you from office. You probably won’t win an election and you could be impeached, but you are not barred from office. Further, for a long time, federal regulations barred gays and lesbians from federal employment.

  11. Burt says

    He’s preaching way too much to the choir.. I think he needs to take his mission overseas, perhaps Syria or Iraq, and preach to ISIS about God’s plan..

  12. Bernie says

    I’m not even sure why I should respond to the idioticy of Mr. Fisher, but funny that he thinks that someone who is gay or lesbian should not hold office even though there is no law/s against this, but uses the most moronic Republican Rick Perry in his statements about those who should not hold office…..Rick Perry and George Bush tie in my view as the 2 most dim witted and inarticulate folks in a public office….Bush could not thread a sentence together nor read the teleprompter and Perry could not even respond to his own idiotic statements about his idea to eliminate 3 Federal departments…. all Perry had to do is remember his OWN 3 statements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. SoLeftImRight says

    If anything, evangelical, so-called “Christians” who do elevate their stupid Bible over the Constitution and the laws of the land are explicitly unfit for office and should be banned from public service. If you do not understand the separation of church and state, you aren’t able to serve, by definition. Tragically, a huge portion of Republican office holders are just this sort of religious extremist.

  14. SFRowGuy says

    Actually, it’s religious people that should be banned from holding government positions — separation of church and state. I never understood how Jessie Jackson could run for President if he’s an ordained minister…

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