Right wing religious radical Bryan Fischer asserted that there can be no compromise or coexistence with LGBT people and that defeating the "homosexual agenda" can and should be the only goal of listeners to his radio show.
These latest words are nothing less than a call to arms to his followers. He is declaring that the struggle against (and hence for, as well) LGBT rights can only end in total victory or total defeat. I hesitate to dance on the ragged edge of Godwin's Law, but I can only imagine what Mr. Fischer and his ilk's ideal vision for our total defeat looks like.
Here is what he had to say on his radio program (courtesy of Think Progress:
We in America are gonna have to choose between the homosexual agenda and liberty, because we cannot have both. We have to choose between the homosexual agenda and freedom. We have to choose between the homosexual agenda and the Constitution, because we cannot have both. We have to choose between the homosexual agenda and the First Amendment, because we cannot have both. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm telling you, we have got to understand we cannot give an inch, we cannot give one centimeter, we cannot give one millimeter to the forces of homosexual activism. We cannot accommodate, we can't compromise, we can't find middle ground, they cannot be reasoned with, they cannot be compromised with, they cannot be dialogued with, they can only be defeated.
Over the years, as Mr. Fischer's rhetoric has grown increasingly inflammatory and perhaps even a bit disjointed, it has become tempting to dismiss him as a raving crackpot. But make no mistake, this is a madman with influence. As Think Progress points out in their coverage, a number of leading figures in the Republican Party have sought his radio program out. Including Reps. Steve King and Michelle Bachman, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, and the Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell.
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