On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer argued that he and others like him were “born a Christian” and repulsed by homosexuality and so they ought to be entitled to have their associated rights respected and protected by the government.
Fischer took a call from “Terry in Macon, Georgia,” who argued that he didn’t have a choice about being a Christian because he was made in God’s image and was therefore born that way. As such, he wanted to know why he has “fewer rights” than gays who also claim to have been born that way.
“I think, actually, that’s a good argument,” Fischer replied. “The way I am, I was born this way. And you know, you think about it Terry, who would choose, at this time in our nation’s history, to be a Christian? You’re ridiculed. You’re mocked. You’re made fun of. You get fired … I mean, who would choose a lifestyle where you are the unending subject of ridicule, mockery, and contempt by liberals in society, by elites, by professors, on the media, by politicians? Who’s going to choose that? So our defense is, hey, I was born that way.”
After admitting that this was really nothing more than a facetious argument because “we know that our faith is a matter of choice,” Fischer went on to assert that being repulsed by homosexuality was actually something most people were born with.
“I think that most of us have an instinctive, I think revulsion is not too strong of a word, to the act of homosexuality, what actually happens when homosexuals come together and engage in sexual congress,” he said. “We look at that and there is just an inner revulsion to that.”
“God has the same reaction that you and I do,” he continued, “but that instinctive revulsion that we have when we think about homosexuality, I was born that way.”
For Certain Christians, Lying for Jesus is Justified in the Abortion Wars