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10/26/2010

@IowaForFreedom/@JudgeBus: A faith-based war on gays' ring fingers with judges as the convenient vehicle

by Jeremy Hooper

Most of the other folks associated with the judicial retention campaign are more mealy-mouthed, making it sound as if the so-called "Iowa For Freedom" effort is made up of a non-partisan, non-faith-based coalition that cares solely about civil law and its boundaries. But leave it to Bryan Fischer -- an early Iowa For Freedom Bryan-Fischerbacker whose employer, the American Family Association, is a major force behind the effort -- to come right out and admit what we all know: That the campaign is inordinately dependent on those who wish to cast a religious-based vote against same-sex marriage itself:

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*AUDIO SOURCE: Bryan Fischer, 10/25 [AFA Radio]

It's enraging, really. Three judges who chose to go to law school rather than seminary and whose duties quite literally require a separation of church and state to adequately do their jobs are now being subjected to the anti-LGBT whims of evangelical conservatives. On marriage equality, there is no way these judges could have shown any sort of sense in the eyes of Bryan and Fischer and company, unless the answer was a firm and flat NO! And because "no" is not the answer they found in the constitution, they are now being punished by a well-financed, well-connected, highly one-sided, vindictive effort to force them into retirement.

Who would Jesus spite? Judicial independents (and independence), apparently.

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**EARLIER FISCHER: He's the guy who's said that "homosexuals in the military gave us...six million dead Jews," who's said "homosexuals should be disqualified from public office," who has called on Christian conservatives to breed gays and progressives out of existence, has called gay sex a "form of domestic terrorism," who's said only gays were savage enough for Hitler, has compared gays to heroin abusers, has directly compared laws against gay soldiers to those that apply to bank robbers, who once invoked a Biblical story about stabbing "sexually immoral" people with spears, saying we need this kind of action in modern day, and who has spoken out against gays serving as public school teachers, and who has blamed gay activists for dead gay kids, saying that: "If we want to see fewer students commit suicide, we want fewer homosexual students."

**EARLIER: This is also the guy who Baptist Press columnist Penna Dexter says should advise us all on politics and religion: Just ask yourself where you'd stand in a Penna Dexter/Bryan Fischer world [G-A-Y]

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