Crazy, isn't it? I really have to wonder why we're spending so much money on our military and in the Department of Homeland Security, if a bunch of sports fans singing "God Bless America" once a week can protect us.
Note that this isn't just some isolated loon. He's speaking at the "Values Voters Summit," which Republican presidential candidates are falling all over themselves to appease.
Yes, to Republicans, this is an important loon. This is the Republican base. Oh, they might not all be this crazy, but they're all pretty crazy. Why do you think he's a featured speaker there?
The Values Voters Summit knew exactly what it was getting, too, because this is far from the only crazy thing Fischer has said. Check this out:
Bryan Fischer argued this week that the Founding Fathers really didn’t intend for the First Amendment to apply to Mormons. “My argument all along has been that the purpose of the First Amendment is to protect the free exercise of the Christian religion,” he said. [Funny how Jesus Christ isn't even mentioned in the Constitution, isn't it? But there are specific prohibitions against religious tests for office.]
“Mormonism is not an orthodox Christian faith. It’s just is not. They have a different Gospel, they have a completely different definition of who Christ is and so forth, I mean, the list could be multiplied endlessly,” Fischer continued. “And it was very clear that the Founding Fathers did not intend to preserve automatically religious liberty for non-Christian faiths, so when Mormonism came along, they practiced polygamy, they believed in polygamy, just like Muslims do today.” ...
Fischer also believes that Muslims have no First Amendment rights, and has argued that the U.S. should have “no more mosques, period,” because “every single mosque is a potential terror training center or recruitment center for jihad.”
Fischer’s not a particularly big fan of gays and lesbians either. He’s previously written that the U.S. should impose “legal sanctions for homosexual behavior” and claimed that Hitler used gay soldiers because they “basically had no limits and the savagery and brutality they were willing to inflict on whomever Hitler sent them after.”
But the list of things that Bryan Fischer hates goes on from there, and gets a little strange. He’s said that it’s time for this country to get rid of the “curse” that is the grizzly bear. He’s argued that the Medal of Honor has been “feminized” because “we now award it only for preventing casualties, not for inflicting them.” He’s outraged that Indian-Americans win a lot of spelling bees because it’s an “outrageous display of ethnic favoritism.” And he’s pretty sure that President Obama wants to give the U.S. back to the Native Americans.
As I noted, these are the people Republican politicians must keep happy. Even Mitt Romney, a Mormon himself, spoke at this conference. This isn't a tiny fringe group, not in the GOP. For all intents and purposes, this is the GOP.
In the Republican Party, the inmates have taken control of the asylum. If you're still voting Republican after all this, you must be as crazy as they are!