It should not be surprising to anyone that the American Family Association wants to take America back to the days of Father Knows Best and Leave It To Beaver. Well, actually, what they want to do is make America into living recreations of those fictional shows because, well, the 1950′s were what they were portrayed as in those shows. So, it isn’t surprising that Bryan Fischer would say that women are property.
Fischer, who acts as the spokesman for the AFA, showed up on Thom Hartmann’s show in order to discuss the whole homophobic, misogynistic mess that Erick Erickson found himself in on FOX News where they were discussing the number of women who are the primary breadwinners for their families.
Fischer has, in the past, blamed Native Americans for being conquered and implied that slavery was alright, so it isn’t surprising that he feels that women are inferior to men and that women just don’t know their place in the world.
Here’s the clip and the exchange:
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
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
Fischer: Absolutely. Equal in value, and worth different
Hartmann: And that role is a subordinate
Fischer: That role is to nurture
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.
Well, that’s what the owner’s manual says, Thom.
Yeah, Fischer does try to make it sound like he isn’t a misogynist, but that’s just a bluff. We all know that he, and his organization, are misogyinistic, racist, and homophobic.