Friday, November 8, 2013

Republican Jackass of the Week Part 3

Meet the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer.

This is a far rightwing, fundamentalist big mouth with a microphone.

Of course, he hates all the right things: gay people, ending discrimination in the workplace, Hispanics, immigration reform, anyone who's not Christian, and above all, the black man in the White House.

So this week the White House celebrated, for the fifth year in a row, the start of the Hindu holiday of Diwali.

President Obama's predecessor, George Dubya Bush, a Republican, did exactly the same thing when he was in office.

Dubya and Laura Bush, along with 100 invited guests, celebrated the holiday and made this statement:

"I send Greetings to those celebrating Deepavali (Diwali), the Festival of Lights" Bush said in a Message. "The candle's flames represent the light of hope and in the blessings of life. The light from these candles reminds observers that good always triumphs over evil and we go forward in confidence that it will continue to prevail in the future" he added.
The President said, "This joyous festival reminds all citizens of the great blessings of religious freedom and our nations strong traditions of faith."
"Laura and I send our Best Wishes for an uplifting and hopeful Diwali," Bush added. "During Diwali, millions of Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains around the world will join together setting out 'diyas' and enjoying fireworks in celebration of the Festival of Lights," he said.

But apparently amnesia kicked in just at the right time, allowing our little Bryan to rant and rave and scream and shout about how President Obama "is inviting demons into the White House."

"This is a counterfeit religion. It's an Eastern religion -- in essence an occult religion. It's a false alternative to Christianity. It ultimately represents a doctrine of demons. That's what you have with Hinduism and now this is being celebrated in the White House."

When you're in a hole this deep, conventional wisdom says you stop digging.

Nope. Not the Good Bryan Fischer. With shovel in hand, he continued.

He said America needs a "Christian president to spiritually cleanse the White House."

Enough said. The repulsive American Family Association's Bryan Fischer. Jackass of the Week.

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