It was really only a matter of time before some high profile, right wing homophobe somehow decided to connect the Miami zombie attack to gays. Their thought process must be, "Something horrible happened? Well, obviously somehow the gays are involved."
Bryan Fischer, the director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association and host of the radio show Focal Point, has now concluded that since it's OK to discriminate against people who eat other people's faces off, it is totally OK to discriminate against the gays.
In a post on an American Family Association blog, Fischer proclaims that it's time for conservatives to take back the word "discrimination," because, "the left has twisted this word to create the utterly false impression that discrimination of any kind at any time for any reason is by definition wrong and immoral." He then goes on to twist the meaning of the word discrimination to support his stance.
Tell us more, Bryan [emphasis is ours]:
Public policy is about discriminating against behaviors that are socially destructive and corrosive to the social fabric.So, we rightly discriminate against people who rip off convenience stores, burgle houses, drive while drunk, eat the faces off homeless people, gun down servicemen on military bases, embezzle funds from employers or clients, or beat their wives.
Yes, OK, so what does this have to do with the gays?
The point is this: we discriminate against sexually immoral and inappropriate behavior all the time, and homosexual behavior is sexually immoral and inappropriate.
As the president of the American Family Association, Tim Wildmon, has often said, homosexual behavior is "immoral, unnatural and unhealthy." It is contrary to "the Laws of Nature and Nature's God," as the Founders would have put it. It puts the human body to sexual uses which are utterly contrary to the way in which the human body is designed.
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God didn't design the body for gay sex? Someone might want to tell Fischer about the prostate.
Of course people who do things like, say, eat other people's faces are not discriminated against as much as they are punished (in this case, by means of being shot by police). A quick trip to the dictionary reveals, lo and behold, that "punishment" and "discrimination" are in fact two completely different words.
Not that we really want to spend much time tearing down this guy's argument. Despite its cheery name, the American Family Association is classified as a full-fledged hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Fischer himself is an HIV-denier.