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Bryan Fischer: Teach Sodom & Gomorrah in California Schools

Bryan Fischer: Teach Sodom & Gomorrah in California Schools

In the middle of a radio show segment about the Noah’s Ark theme park being planned in Kentucky, Bryan Fischer of the antigay American Family Association got distracted and, apropos of nothing, railed against a California law requiring schools to teach LGBT history.

Fisher was doing his Focal Point program Thursday for American Family Radio and supporting the idea of “righteous discrimination” (claiming that the Ark Encounter organizers should have the right to discriminate on the basis of religion), Fisher suddenly denounced California governor Jerry Brown for  three years ago signing legislation that requires the state’s schools to teach about the historical contributions of LGBT people.

“By the way I’m off topic here but while I’m thinking of it … Gov. Jerry Brown in California just signed a law that requires the teaching of gay history in California’s public schools,” Fisher said. “Every public school in the state of California has got to indoctrinate, brainwash students in homosexuality. … I will support you teaching homosexuality in California’s public schools on the condition that you start with Sodom and Gomorrah. If you want to teach gay history in your public schools, then you’ve got to teach gay history. Gay history starts with Sodom and Gomorrah.”

In the Bible, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah drew the ire of God and were destroyed. Some see the biblical story as condemning homosexuality, while others interpret it as condemning inhospitality or rape.

After the off-topic rant, Fisher resumed talking about the Kentucky ark park and defending “righteous discrimination,” and he said that if he applied to work for the Human Rights Campaign, “I would expect them to turn me down.”

Watch a video clip, via Right Wing Watch:

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