On his radio program yesterday, American Family Radio’s Bryan Fischer absurdly claimed that he never said that those who oppose Christianity or the posting of the Ten Commandments are “traitors.”
As we reported last week, Fischer quoted a line from George Washington’s Farewell Address and used it as justification for making his own assertion that “somebody who is actively working to oppose Christianity and oppose the public acknowledgement of the Ten Commandments” is “an American traitor.”
On his program yesterday, Fischer reacted to a Huffington Post story about his comments by insisting that he never said that those who oppose Christianity are traitors and was simply quoting Washington.
“I say to the Huffington Post, ‘I didn’t say that,'” Fischer said. “I didn’t say that you can’t be a patriot if you don’t support Christianity and the Ten Commandments; George Washington said that … Your issue is not with me, your argument is not with me, I’m not the one that said you can’t be a patriot if you don’t support Christianity and the Ten Commandments, George Washington said that!”
Fischer, of course, explicitly and unapologetically declared that those who don’t support 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.
Last week, Fischer boldly proclaimed that he had absolutely “no hesitation” about labeling people as traitors, but is now trying to claim that he never did anything of the sort.