Your first premise seems correct. I agree that there is not a civilized person who would so act.
Bryan Fischer is a raving maniac for Jesus. Fischer's controversial comments on racial and ethnic minorities were cited by the Southern Poverty Law Center
in explaining the hate group
designation they gave to the American Family Association in November 2010.
The only thing that comes out of Mr. Fischer's mouth is hate.
In the video, Fischer is saying that people who have an active spiritual life are healthier and happier. Therefore, there should be an individual mandate from the government, that everyone has to attend church. Because church is good for their health and well being. Those who refuse to attend church should be taxed (penalized). Of course the fool only says atheists should be penalized, not being smart enough to understand that there are lots of theists who don't attend church. Actually, Fischer probably does know that but being the hateful asshole he is, he is purposefully singling out atheists.
He then goes on to mention Obamacare. "Because after all", Fischer says, "Obamacare is all about improving the health of the American people." He is saying the government should mandate church attendance to attack Obamacare and the health care mandate. A stupid comparison. But no one ever said Bryan Fischer was the smartest tool in the shed.
I have no doubt if religious nut jobs like Bryan Fischer had their way, Church attendance in this country would be mandatory.
Edited by Great Ape, 04 August 2012 - 09:11 AM.