Bryan Fischer: ‘Christians are the new blacks’ because of LGBT ‘Jim Crow laws’

By David Edwards
Friday, August 23, 2013 13:17 EDT
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American Family Association (AFA) Director of Issues Analysis Bryan Fischer says that a New Mexico Supreme Court unanimous decision finding that a wedding photographer violated the state’s Human Rights Act by discriminating against a same sex couple proves that “Christians are the new blacks.”

On his Thursday radio show, Fischer wondered when “Christians are going to start filing suit against the people who are filing suit against them.”

“You are violating this non-discrimination law because you are discriminating against me on the basis of my religion,” he explained.

Fischer went on to link that ruling to a July federal court decision not to hear a challenge to the Obamacare contraception mandate. That challenge was brought by Mennonite Christian cabinet makers in Pennsylvania, who will now have to provide their workers health insurance that covers birth control.

“Essentially what this court has done and what the Obama administration has done with this abortifacient mandate is that they have turned Christians into Dred Scott,” the radio host said, referring to a slave who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom in 1867.

“And what the Supreme Court of New Mexico has done, they have said that Christian have no rights which this court is bound to respect,” he continued. “So to me this looks like Jim Crow is alive and well, we’ve got Jim Crow laws right back in operation. Christians are the new blacks.”

Watch this video from AFA’s Focal Point, broadcast Aug. 22, 2013.

(h/t: Right Wing Watch via The News Civil Rights Movement)

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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