Bryan Fischer, the public face of the certified anti-gay hate group, American Family Association, on his AFA radio program this week called for criminalizing all sex not between two straight married people. Adultery, infidelity, fornication all lead to sexually transmitted diseases, Fischer claims, and therefore are a public health hazard. Apparently, Fischer then would support government intervention making smoking illegal, as it is a “public health issue,” would support the Affordable Care Act, and would support the work of the EPA, regulating things like gas mileage and water quality, which also are public health issues.
One might assume that Bryan Fischer — by his comments about regulating public health hazards — might be a liberal!
The obvious discrepancy is that Fischer doesn’t understand the moral and emotional damage his general and frequent hate speech has on the emotional well-being of our children. In my opinion, that is a great public health issue as well.
And for the record, I do not support adultery or infidelity. Just in case anyone tries to twist this!
Also for the record, you know who else makes all sex not between two straight married people illegal? Sharia law. Congrats, Bryan, no doubt an American Taliban Award for 2011 awaits!
Kyle Mantyla at Right Wing Watch notes, “We can now add these to the ever-growing list of things that Fischer wants to see outlawed, including homosexuality, blasphemy and profanity,” and offers this video and transcript of Fischers’ comments, which, he writes, are directed against Ron Paul:
“Whether it is fornication or whether it is adultery, [the Apostle] Paul says there ought to be laws against those behaviors since they are so destructive to human beings. They represent a great danger to human health, adultery destroys families, it chews up children it creates poverty. Adultery does enormous social damage, it does enormous social harm. Sexual immorality, it leads to the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, that makes it a public health issue. It leads to out-of-wedlock pregnancies, out-of-wedlock births, those children have to be born somewhere, you’ve got costs involved, you have now single moms bringing children into the world with no husband, no father around, that puts a strain on welfare budgets. That means fornication, sexual immorality, is properly a matter of public policy concern. It ought to be against the law.”
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