Last month, after Christian radio stations and music fans began to boycott the band Jars of Clay over the lead singer’s support for marriage equality, Bryan Fischer proclaimed that this sort of reaction was the logical result of that singer’s own decision to make a “foolish declaration.”
If someone chooses to speak out on this sort of issue, Fischer declared, “that’s fine, but then don’t complain when there are consequences for making a foolish declaration like that.”
Of course, that was two whole weeks ago, back when Fischer found such “consequences” to be totally acceptable because he happened to disagree with the stated position of the person who was experiencing those consequences. That stand has now been totally abandoned in the face of the Benham brothers having lost their HGTV program over their anti-gay, anti-choice activism, with Fischer declaring on his radio program today that they are the victims of the “gay gestapo” which will soon force Christians to wear yellow crosses upon their sleeves “like the Jews in Nazi Germany.”
“They’re going to make us wear yellow crosses on our sleeves,” Fischer stated, “so they can identify us, so they will know whom not to hire, they will know whom to fire … they will know whom not to do business with”:
Just to recap, when someone that Fischer disagrees with suffers a backlash because of their publicly stated position, that is because “there are consequences for making a foolish declaration” … but when someone that Fischer agrees with suffers consequences for making public declarations, that is Nazi-like persecution.