By Bryan Fischer
The leftwing blogosphere has been in a veritable tizzy fit for months over things I have written and said, and it's worth taking a few moments to set the record straight on a number of issues.
1. I have in fact proposed that homosexual behavior once again be made against the law, as it was in all 50 states until 1962 and in the other 49 states until the 1970s (it is still a felony in 12 states, but the Lawrence v. Texas decision of 2003 has brought enforcement to an end, at least until Lawrence is reversed).
The basis for my position is that homosexual behavior represents a clear and present danger to human health and should be proscribed for that reason alone. The FDA will not allow any man to donate blood if he has had sex with another man even one single solitary time since 1977 because the risks of contaminating the nation's blood supply with HIV/AIDS is simply too high.
If homosexual behavior were still against the law, it would in fact resolve many current social conflicts. We wouldn't have to worry about special rights for gays, since we don't grant special rights based on what the law says is deviant sexual behavior (e.g., we don't grant special employment rights to pedophiles). We wouldn't have to worry about gay marriage since we don't legalize partnerships formed by illegal activity. We wouldn't have to worry about the gay agenda being taught in our schools or gays in the military for similar reasons.
2. I have in fact suggested the same sanctions be imposed on homosexual conduct that are imposed on intravenous drug abuse. This is for the simple reason that each represents serious health risks that a rational society should try to mitigate rather than encourage. The CDC reports that, in the history of the AIDS epidemic, 60% of the men diagnosed with AIDS contracted it by having sex with other men. Another 22% contracted it through injection drug use, while in another 9% of the cases, the cause was either homosexual activity or IV drug abuse. That means that 91% of all men in the history of this epidemic who have been diagnosed with AIDS got it either through homosexual behavior or drug injection. Homosexual behavior is as dangerous to human health - more so actually - than IV drug abuse, and my suggestion is very simple: whatever policies we adopt to discourage injection drug use should be adopted to discourage homosexual behavior.
3. Adolph Hitler did in fact surround himself with homosexual thugs. Here are some excerpts from William Shirer's classic history of the Nazi regime, "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich:"
"But the brown-shirted S.A...many of its top leaders, beginning with its chief, Roehm, were notorious homosexual perverts." (p. 120)
"He, who was so monumentally intolerant by his very nature, was strangely tolerant of one human condition -- a man's morals. No other party in Germany came near to attracting so many shady characters. As we have seen, a conglomeration of pimps, murderers, homosexuals, alcoholics and blackmailers flocked to the party as if to a natural haven. Hitler did not care as long as they were useful to him." (pp. 121-122)
"...[T]here was a demand...that the criminals and especially the perverts be expelled from the movement. This Hitler frankly refused to do." (p. 122)
"The Munich S.A. had become notorious for the homosexual habits of Lieutenant Edmund Heines and his friends..." (p. 122)
If this creates a problem for my critics, then their argument is not with me, it is with Mr. Shirer and history.
If homosexual activists insist on using current European experiments with gays in the military as part of their argument for repealing DADT, then it's certainly appropriate for us to make Germany's experiment with gays in the military part of the discussion.
4. I never told homosexuals to shut up. I simply pointed out that they are the ones who are making public endorsement of homosexual behavior an issue. They are the ones bringing their conduct out of the bedroom into the streets and marketplaces and demanding societal approval. If they were willing to keep their behavior in the bedroom, we would not be consuming immense amounts of energy on this debate. Society has so little interest in sending police into people's bedrooms that in both major Supreme Court cases dealing with homosexual behavior, Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas, homosexual activists had to fake 911 calls to get police to show up to catch gays in the act.
5. I have in fact suggested that Muslims should be ineligible for military service, since their god teaches them they have a sacred and solemn duty to kill their fellow infidel soldiers. The Koran says flatly, "Slay the idolaters wherever you find them." Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is exhibit A. The more devout a Muslim becomes, the more of a danger he represents to our national security. Until "moderate" Muslims can tell us how to spot the Muslims we need to worry about, the risk of Muslim service in our military is simply too great.
6. I have in fact suggested severe restrictions on Muslim immigration into the United States, for the simple reason that it is impossible for a devout Muslim to become a good American. We need to look no further than Europe to see the social strains that result from out-of-control Muslim immigration. Muslims, as a group, have no interest in assimilating into Western culture. They come not to integrate but to dominate. Islamic values are utterly incompatible with the values of a Christian nation. In Islam, there is no freedom of speech, no freedom of religion (conversion from Islam to Christianity is a capital offense in the Koran and most Muslim countries), no equality before the law (Christians and women are second class citizens in the Koran and in Muslim lands), and no respect for women (husbands are taught they may literally beat their wives into submission, and female genital mutilation and honor killings are still common practices in much of the Muslim world).
7. I never advocated running fornicators through with a spear. I cited the example of Phinehas from Numbers 25 to draw attention not to his specific act but to the character, courage, decisiveness and boldness which drove him to intervene in a dramatic way to save his nation from a deadly plague. Accusing me of anything beyond that is as ridiculous of accusing me of saying I want people to put a bullet in the brain of the next German they see because I admire the courage our soldiers showed on D-Day.
8. I never advocated stoning a whale to death. In the case of Tillikum, the orca that killed the trainer at Sea World, I did suggest that if biblical precedent had been followed, the whale would have been euthanized the first time it killed a human being, and Sea World's trainer would be alive today. I never recommended a specific kind of euthanasia - they've got veterinarians for that - and certainly never said it should be death by stoning.
Below are links to posts on the pro-homosexual blog "Good As You" (note the acronym). This post gives a sampling of the monitoring the left is doing and their take on some of my positions. The articles contain links to my own original posts.
Bryan 'Homosexuals in the military gave us...six million dead Jews' Fischer: A 'values' voice?!
The time Mr. Fischer said that 'Homosexuals in the military gave us...six million dead Jews'
The time Mr. Fischer said only gays were savage enough for Hitler
The time Mr. Fischer invoked a Biblical story about stabbing "sexually immoral" people with spears, saying we need this kind of action in modern day
The time Mr. Fischer compared gays to heroin abusers
The time Mr. Fischer told us to just shut up
The time Mr. Fischer oddly interpreted past historical oppressions
The time Mr. Fischer directly compared laws against gay soldiers to those that apply to bank robbers