Saying that anti-LGBT activist Bryan Fischer has some out-there views on our community would be an understatement, and surely of no surprise to the vast majority of you. He's frequently denounced as one of the most vocal and extreme anti-LGBT bigots around, who routinely calls LGBT people Nazis and famously has made the assertion that
However, it's important to remember that beyond being anti-LGBT activist, he's truly a Christianist-activist, whose bigotry extends to all those whose faith and perspectives diverge from his own.
As an American with a non-mainstream faith, some of the things we hear from these sorts of bigot-activists can be terrifying. For instance, Mr. Fischer recently reiterated his conviction that Native Americans have no "moral" claim on the lands stolen from them by settlers and the American government due to their non-Christian beliefs and practices. While there are many people eager to condemn him for his claims that the tragedy in Sandy Hook can be attributed to a lack of mandatory Christian prayer in schools; given the antipathy felt by many within the LGBT community towards faith of any kind, I doubt that many will be as vocal when he targets people of non-Christian faith.
I'm not arguing that everyone hated and opposed by these sorts of bigot-activists should simply put aside our differences, join hands, and sing "We Shall Overcome" together. Even if I felt that was the right course of action, I recognize that it is not feasible. For instance, the Muslim community, a frequent target of Bryan Fischer and his cohorts, and the LGBT community have their own serious differences. While I feel that deeper respect and cooperation between those two groups would be nice, it's also not going to come about simply because we have a shared enemy (and I feel comfortable using that word in reference to Bryan Fischer).
At the same time, statements like his recent ones about Native Americans can serve as a much-needed reminder to LGBT activists and advocates that the hate and bigotry directed towards us by Fischer and his ilk does not exist in a vacuum. It'd be a real mistake to loose sight of where the work opposing our freedom and very existence fits within a broader agenda of radical mono-cultural dominance over American, and perhaps global culture.
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