02/09/11-by Bridgette P. LaVictoire
American Family Association leader Bryan Fischer has made a name for himself as a homophobe. He is also very anti-Native American. Recently, Fischer appeared on the radio show of erstwhile Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer’s friend’s show. The host of the show- Bradlee Dean- heads up a Christian heavy metal band and has called for the execution of homosexuals. Did we mention that he is also a prime raiser of funds for Michele Bachmann?
Well, Fischer appeared on Dean’s show to talk about the discredited and debunked theory that Adolph Hitler was gay. This theory is based on the works of noted homophobe and pedophile employer Scott Lively.
Here is the interview- it’s long and you should watch at your own risk due to the toxicity of it.
Of course, Fischer decided recently to also show his racist side. He recently wrote:
In all the discussions about the European settlement of the New World, one feature has been conspicuously absent: the role that the superstition, savagery and sexual immorality of native Americans played in making them morally disqualified from sovereign control of American soil.
Oh wow- that stuff has not been around since the early 1800′s. That was the excuse given for centuries by the Europeans as to why they had a right to claim the New World. They were morally superior. It did not help, of course, that they were technologically superior too. In fact, the Europeans use to argue that they were doing God’s work by spreading the gospel, slaughtering the “superstitious natives” and claiming everything for themselves.
Fischer goes on:
International legal scholars have always recognized that sovereign control of land is legitimately transferred in at least three ways: settlement, purchase, and conquest. Europeans have to this day a legitimate claim on American soil for all three of those reasons.
They established permanent settlements on the land, moving gradually from east to west, while Indian tribes remained relentlessly nomadic.
Much of the early territory in North American that came into possession of the Europeans came into their possession when the land was purchased from local tribes, Peter Minuit’s purchase of Manhattan being merely the first.
To begin with, Fischer is a bit wrong on this front. The Mississippi tribes did build cities that were pretty much permanent. Those mounds are just being investigated now. Other tribes often had semi-permanent settlements. They had two camps that they lived in- one during the summer and one during the winter. Typically, this was done so as to maximize the food supply and minimize the possible disruptions due to weather. It is very likely that the Asejo and Gadalaquini of the Georgia coast lived on the barrier islands during part of the year, and lived further inland- away from the hurricanes- later on in the year. This would actually explain why they had red clay pottery that was native to their styles. (Sorry, I did a lot of research on the Spanish Missions of Georgia)
The Plains Indians did not become nomadic until the introduction of the horse. Until that time, they were semi-stationary moving hunting grounds at various times, but never being nomadic.
When we get into other Native American cultures such as the Maya, Aztec, Inca, Oltec, Toltec, etc, they built full blown cities. For those who want to dispute this- they ARE Native American.
Still, Fischer’s next point is the most amazing-
But another factor has rarely been discussed, and that is the moral factor.
In the ancient tradition of the Hebrews, God made it clear to Abraham that the land of Canaan was promised to his descendants. But he told Abraham the transfer of land to his heirs could not happen for 400 years, for one simple reason: “[T]he iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete” (Gen. 15:16).
The Amorites, or Canaanite peoples, practiced one moral abomination after another, whether it was incest, adultery, sexual immorality, homosexuality, bestiality or child sacrifice, and God finally said “Enough!”
Ah. . .yes, there it is. The warning that America is going to lose its sovereignty because of immorality. This was heavily discussed, btw, back at the turn of the century- the Nineteenth Century. These theories have since been long abandoned by any reasonable and rational scholar because they are based on propaganda and religious beliefs rather than anything set in reality. They were told to the early Americans so that they felt that it was their manifest right to conquer all lands and take them from the “superstitious natives”. It is pure bunk.
Fischer all but concludes with
The only question that matters today is this one: how much time does America have left to repent of its superstition, its savagery and its sexual immorality before it is too late, before we will have filled up our own slop bucket and will have morally disqualified ourselves from sovereign control of our own land?
The thing is, Fischer is the one who is wrong. What will disqualify American sovereignty is not his perception of superstition, savagery and sexual immorality, but rather when this nation does not live up to the beliefs that it set down when it was first brought forth by the Founding Fathers. In truth, Fischer is more of the problem than any lesbian, pagan, or Native American.
This argument was used for a very long time to justify the slaughter of Native Americans- including by the Mormon Church.