American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer attacked the idea of bilingualism on Friday, calling it a punishment from God, Right Wing Watch reported.
“I believe God’s judgement is beginning to settle in on this land in the form of linguistic isolation,” he said on his show. “If you’re gonna carry out any kind of project together, you’ve got to speak the same language. Otherwise you can’t communicate. You can’t even examine the same set of plans. You can’t even evaluate a mission statement unless you’re talking the same language.”
Fischer was upset over a report saying that more than 50 percent of Los Angeles residents between the ages of 18 and 34 speak a language other than English in their homes while speaking English outside of it.
“You know what this means, ladies and gentlemen — we are losing the ability to talk to each other,” Fischer complained. “We’re losing the ability to communicate with each other. And this means that we’re on the road to no longer being one nation under God, indivisible. No longer one nation, no longer indivisible, and in many ways no longer under God.”
Instead, he said, the idea that people could speak more than one language was fracturing the U.S. into “subcultures.”
“We’re no longer a melting pot. We’re now a word salad,” he said.
Watch Fischer’s commentary, as posted on Friday, below.