Sunday, January 5, 2014

Genius Idea from Freakazoid Nut Job Bryan Fischer - No, Really

The idea is great; he just got the details backwards.  Instead of barring from public office people who understand that evolution is a scientific fact, we need to bar from public office people who deny scientific facts.

Because of course rejecting people who fail to adhere to a religious myth is a blatant violation of the Constitution's ban on religious tests for public office.

But rejecting people who deny scientific facts is simply making reality-based thinking a job requirement.

Heather at Crooks and Liars:

Last summer, the American Family Association's director Bryan Fischer was telling his radio listeners that they and every American had a "patriotic duty to worship God." Fisher started off the new year by sharing some of his thoughts on who should be qualified to hold political office in the United States.

Fischer: People Who Believe In Evolution Are 'Disqualified From Holding Political Office In The United States Of America':
Bryan Fischer returned to his radio broadcast today where he dedicated his first topic segment to explaining that no person who believes in evolution ought to ever be elected to public office.
"We don't share ancestors with apes and baboons," he proclaimed. "In fact, I would suggest to you that if a politician, if somebody wants to exercise political power and he is an evolutionist, he is disqualified from holding political office in the United States of America."
Fischer went on to clarify that he doesn't think there ought to be a law banning people who believe in evolution from holding office, merely that "that American people shouldn't vote for them because that guy, if he does not believe that we are created beings and that our rights come to us from God, that man cannot be trusted to protect your civil rights":
Unless you're black or brown or female or LGBT or muslin or atheist or poor. Funny how whenever those people demand civil rights, freakazoids change their tune.

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