When I saw this latest blog post on immigration from Bryan Fischer, I wondered just what had overcome him:
A number of high profile evangelicals – Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention and Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel among them – have come out in support of what Dr. Land calls “comprehensive immigration reform.”
Their support of President Obama’s plan has naturally resulted in front row seats at presidential speeches, visits to the White House, and testimony before Congress. Heady stuff.
I too am an evangelical, and have great respect and affection for Dr. Land and Mr. Staver. They are friends, acquaintances, colleagues and most of all, brothers in a shared faith … The Founders were guided by a profound respect for the values and standards of the Judeo-Christian tradition. It was their guiding light then, and should be ours today.
It was so restrained and respectful: where where the attacks on his opponents as “unpatriotic” and “unamerican”; where were the demands to see all Muslims thrown out of America; where were the attacks on gays as pedophiles and terrorists and Nazis; where were the warnings that God is cursing us with bear attacks for not following the Bible?
In short, where was the Bryan Fischer we’ve come to know?
It turns out that this Fischer was so different from the real Fischer because this Fischer was writing an op-ed in The Hill:
Isn’t it amazing how the most radical voices on the Right manage to clean themselves up when the media comes calling?
Of course, that raises the question of why the media keeps approaching these radical voices in the first place and offering them space in their publications.