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10/22/2010

Just ask yourself where you'd stand in a Penna Dexter/Bryan Fischer world

by Jeremy Hooper

6A00D8341C503453Ef01348643345E970C"Pro-family" personality Penna Dexter blew our ever-loving minds when she had the gall to blame a dead gay child for essentially bullying his killer into committing the crime:

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*AUDIO SOURCE: 8/13/10 [Point of View Radio]

Now Dexter's again dropping our proverbial jaws with a piece she has penna-ed for Baptist Press. The crux: That the incredibly incendiary Bryan Fischer is the moral authority when it comes to Christians being involved in politics:

DALLAS (BP)--Some Christians say you shouldn't mix politics and religion. They are wrong.

One pastor/activist, Bryan Fischer, makes the case beautifully. Fischer is a graduate of Stanford University and has a theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He spent years as a teacher of biblical studies and as a pastor. But he also stayed active in his home state of Idaho, serving on the Boise Parks and Recreation Commission and even spending a year as chaplain of the Idaho State Senate.

Fischer worked on causes ranging from fighting abortion to preserving Ten Commandments monuments to lowering taxes. He's currently employed by the American Family Association dealing with government and public policy.

At the recent Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., Fischer gave a speech tackling the most frequent arguments against Christian participation in the political process.

KEEP READING: FIRST-PERSON: Christians in politics [BP News]

Now, if you're a regular reader of this or other LGBT politics sites, you surely know what Fischer's all about. he's the guy who, among other eye-openers, has 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 back to the gay bullying thing for a second: Bryan has also blamed gay activists for dead gay kids, saying that: "If we want to see fewer students commit suicide, we want fewer homosexual students."

This is the guy the Baptists use to tell us we are wrong? This is the guy who Penna thinks makes beautiful cases? The political mind who should shape America? The voice of reason for a rudderless nation?

Well sorry, Penna, but that's just not gonna happen. There is a national climate out there that needs our sunshine, not more tempestuous mouth-farts.

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