On Friday, Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury over his efforts to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign from office following her arrest for drunk driving.
Lehmberg is gay and so, naturally, Bryan Fischer used this story to proclaim on his radio program today that all gay people ought to be banned from serving in public office.
“My view of public service,” Fischer declared, “is that somebody who is engaged in sexually deviant behavior is not qualified to hold public office. That’s why if you get a conviction for rape, you can’t hold public office. You get a conviction for pedophilia, you can’t hold public office. You might even get run out of office on a prostitution charge because it’s sexually deviant behavior. Now lesbianism is sexually deviant behavior because it deviates from God’s plan and design for human sexually. So I believe that this is a person who, because she’s involved in sexually deviant behavior, should be, ought to be disqualified from public service”: