Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Bryan Fischer Comes To Erick Erickson's Rescue

Bryan Fischer, the Christian Fundamentalist head of the American Family Association, was on Thom Hartmann's show the other day to discuss the little brouhaha Erick Erickson created when he lamented the fact that the womenfolk just don't know their place.

Fischer spent most of the interview denying that he was advocating the idea that women are inferior to men, before finally admitting that he was in fact arguing that very thing:


Hartmann: Some of the women I know actually would like men to treat them like equals and stop treating them like objects and stop treating them like subordinates.

Fischer: Absolutely. And Christianity teaches them to treat wives with honor...

Hartmann: Well, I'm not talking about honor like "oh gee, you poor thing", I'm talking about "you are my equal".

Fischer: Absolutely. Equal in value, and worth different in role.

Hartmann: And that role is a subordinate role?

Fischer: That role is to nurture life.

Hartmann: You're, you're - the explicit in the teachings that you're promoting is that the husband is the husband is head of the household and the woman is subordinate to him.

Fischer: Well, that's what the owner's manual says, Thom.

Well, there you have it, ladies. Bryan Fischer might appear like a misogynistic asshat, but he's only following the Bible. It's not like the Good Book's ever been wrong about anything, right?

1 comment:

  1. The guy needs to go back to the Bible and read it.

    In the original Greek.

    Because the koine doesn't say that.