For some reason, American Family Radio’s Bryan Fischer is intent on denying that he said that anyone who does not support Christianity or the public display of the Ten Commandments is “an American traitor,” despite the obvious fact that he did so on his radio show last week:
As we noted when we first posted this clip, Fischer quoted George Washington as saying that “of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness,” before adding his own comments that those who oppose Christianity are traitors:
If somebody is out there working to undermine, to subvert, to work against Christianity, to work against the public acceptance and the acknowledgement of the Ten Commandments, that guy is no patriot; he is a traitor to his country. And I have no hesitation in saying that today. You want to find a traitor to your country, find somebody who is actively working to oppose Christianity and oppose the public acknowledgement of the Ten Commandments; you are looking, my friend, right there at an American traitor.
Inexplicably, Fischer claimed on his radio show on Monday that he never said this and was simply quoting Washington, which is obviously false, since Washington never said that “somebody who is actively working to oppose Christianity and oppose the public acknowledgement of the Ten Commandments; you are looking, my friend, right there at an American traitor”; those are Fischer’s words.
Yet Fischer continues to bizarrely insist that he was merely quoting Washington, as he did again on his program yesterday where he accused us of falsely reporting what he said and attempted to prove it by playing the clip from the Monday program in which he insisted that he was just quoting Washington instead of the original clip in which he unmistakably called people “traitors.”
Fischer is pathetically attempting to create a straw man argument here by insisting that he is being criticized for simply repeating Washington’s quote and doing so in an effort to deny his own documented statement that anyone who dares to “oppose Christianity and oppose the public acknowledgement of the Ten Commandments” is “an American traitor.”