As is customary, Bryan Fischer began his radio program yesterday with a discussion of the Bible – in this case the First Epistle of Peter. The teachings found in these passages prompted Fischer to declare that conservatives, despite having “verbal abused heaped on us all the time,” never return that abuse in kind … just like Jesus:
Remember the example of Christ. He endured terrible, terrible suffering. Completely unjust, He was verbally abused. He did not retaliate. When reviled, he did not revile in return and that’s the example that is given for us. That’s why conservatives, we have verbal abuse heaped on us all the time, we do not respond in kind, we do not return verbal abuse on those who verbally abuse us and say all kinds of vulgar, profane, blasphemous things to us … But we don’t retaliate in kind. We don’t respond with verbal abuse because that’s the example of Christ.