I've always been fascinated by extremism for some reason. Not in a sense that I adhere or aspire to it, or even sympathize or accept it, but more to the fact that it's really interesting to me to read people's views that are so far outside of the realm of common sense and decency.
Whether it's the Westboro Baptist Church and their "God Hates Fags" campaign, or Pat Robertson and his "The Feminists and Gays caused 9/11" or Glenn Beck's "The Government is setting up FEMA camps" or even the Alex Jones "9/11 was an inside job", I enjoy reading about them. It's interesting to me.
I just recently purchased the book by Jeff Sharlet, "The Family" which is a look inside the fundamentalism around the secretive group in Washington tied to the C-Street gang, and I look forward to getting into that one.
So when I heard David Pakman, a political talk show host that I listen to, was talking about trying to get Bryan Fischer, the guy from the so-called American Family Institute, I knew I had to listen. See, Fischer is the guy who wrote the column denouncing Salvatore Giunta's being awarded the Medal of Honor, because Giunta got it for saving his fellow soliders, and not for killing evil brown people, or something. He referred to this as the "feminization" of the Medal of Honor.
And then just recently he blamed the entire wikileaks scandal on....you guessed it: The Gays. You see, in Fischer's mind Private Bradley Manning, who allegedly leaked thousands of documents and video to Julian Assage at Wikileaks is gay, and did this to lash out at the military's stance on Don't Ask Don't Tell.
So, you see, if we had DADT and it was enforced, then there would be no Bradley Manning. Only, we DO have DADT. And it IS enforced. And yet we DO have Bradley Manning. But I digress.
All of this makes fascinating reading even if it's to shake your head and think "what the hell is wrong with this guy?"
As a Christian I am offended by people like Fischer and Tony Perkins and these other so-called men of God who mangle and distort my faith to fit their own preconceived notions. A quote I love and use a lot fits these people, and that is "You know you've created God in your own image, when He hates all the same people you do."
Funny how that works out, no?
Anyway, here's the full interview with Bryan Fischer. If you like this, consider subscribing to David Pakman's show, and possibly even becoming a member. They've been having some great bonus stuff for the members, and it doesn't cost very much at all, especially considering Glenn Beck wants you to give up all your gold to become a member of his show. Allegedly.
By the way, listening to him talk about people allegedly "leaving the homosexual lifestyle", am I the only one that has this come to mind? lol.