Bryan Fischer warned the world yesterday — as soon as Reverend Louie Giglio‘s vicious anti-gay sermon surfaced — that “Big Gay” would have a few things to say about the Obama inauguration committee’s selection to deliver the benediction.
To see a living, fire-breathing example of hate-filled bigotry & intolerance, watch what Big Gay does to Louie Giglio.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) January 10, 2013
Fortunately, the man who said gay people will go to hell, Louie Giglio, “self-deported” out of the inaugural committee’s invitation and will not deliver the benediction. He was concerned his past — and current remarks — about gay people would get in the way of the auspicious day’s events. He was correct.
But Bryan Fischer, true to his word as well, has come out fighting, inadvertently exposing why he has helped propel his employer, the American Family Association, to certified anti-gay hate group status.
Noting in an update to his column today, “Bully Bigots at Big Gay declare war on Obama inauguration pastor,” Fischer notes that “the bullies at Big Gay won this round,” and, “Giglio has been forced to withdraw from the inauguration over the furor created by the intolerant fascists in the homosexual movement. Bigotry wins, while tolerance, diversity, truth, religious liberty and freedom of speech lose.” [Bolding ours]
Ah, Christianity, how lovely. Perhaps Fischer should go looking for it?
“Gay activists are going after Pastor Giglio hammer and tong,” Fischer writes, before Giglio decided to remove himself.
Of Giglio’s predilection toward promoting “ex-gay therapy,” labeled as harmful and destructive by almost every major medical organization, Fischer calls Giglio’s stance “pro-gay, for it offers homosexuals hope and a way out of a destructive and dead-end lifestyle.”
And by “destructive and dead-end,” no doubt Fischer is referring to the one million LGBT parents currently raising two million children in America, right?
Fischer has a problem with truth. Is it tolerance to accept hate and lies that fuel suicide deaths of kids and teens? Is it diversity to include in the national conversation hate and lies? If America were debating another NASA program to go to the moon, would those who say it’s made of swiss cheese deserve a legitimate hearing?
This call for his purge, you will note, is coming from folks who consider themselves the very paragons of tolerance and diversity. Yet they have no tolerance for someone who disagrees with their view of homosexual behavior. We have reached the point in American culture where the truth about homosexuality is regarded as hate speech, and where speaking the truth about homosexuality is regarded as a hate crime.
In fact, the homosexual lobby does not believe in diversity at all. If they did, they would be celebrating Giglio’s role in the inauguration, as a display of the wonders of the American cultural tradition of allowing people to hold a variety of positions on controversial issues.
Instead, we find a fascistic mono-versity, where everyone must think, speak, and believe alike or they will be ostracized, marginalized and silenced.
No one is silencing Louie Giglio. But spreading, yes, hate speech, about gay people is not going to get you invited to a presidential inauguration any more.
That’s not bullying. That’s not fascism. That’s not “mono-versity.” That’s not marginalization. That’s called respect for all people, something Fischer’s brand of Christianity is abhorrent to include.
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