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Fischer: No constitutional or God-given right to ‘immoral’ gay sex

By David Edwards
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:41 EDT
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Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), says that gay men and lesbians have no right to engage in sexual activities because God, the laws of nature and the U.S. Constitution do not allow it.

During a Monday rant about the Obama administration’s decision not to defend parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Fischer insisted that “there is no constitutional right to engage in sodomy.”

“It was a felony offense in virtually every state in America for the first 200 years of our existence,” he explained. “There is no constitutional right to engage in the kind of sexual practices that homosexuals engage in. They do not have a right to do that, they don’t have a moral right to do it, they don’t have an ethical right to do it, they don’t have a right to do it according to the laws of nature. And most importantly, they do not have right to do it according to the laws of God.”

“Do not let anybody tell you that a law can give somebody a right. A law cannot do that. Rights can only come from God. That’s the only place that a right can come from… No law can give you a right to do something that’s immoral. You can get permission to do something that’s immoral, but there is no right to engage in immoral behavior.”

In its landmark Lawrence v. Texas ruling in 2003, the Supreme Court effectively legalized homosexual sex acts by striking down existing sodomy laws.

The court’s majority opinion found that making it a crime for people of the same sex to engage in sexual activity violated the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

In his dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia accused the court’s majority of signing on to “the so-called homosexual agenda,” and asserted that the justices had invented “a brand-new ‘constitutional right.’”

Watch this video from AFA’s Focal Point, broadcast Feb. 25, 2013.

(h/t: Right Wing Watch)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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