Bryan Fischer of the Christian
conservative American Family Association (AFA) is calling on Congress
to impeach President Barack Obama over his handling of the Defense of
Marriage Act (DOMA).
DOMA, the 1996 law which prevents
federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay and
lesbian couples, is being challenged in a number of cases. One case,
Windsor v. United States, has reached the Supreme Court.
The Obama administration has been
active in the cases, at first defending the law in court. But in
2011, at the direction of the president, the Department of Justice
went from defending the law to calling on courts to strike it down.
In Windsor v. United States, the
administration called on the Supreme Court to find DOMA
calls on Supreme Court to strike down DOMA.)
argued in a column published on Friday that Obama had “committed
an impeachable offense” and that the government should instead
campaign against homosexuality.
“Homosexual sex is not behavior that
any rational society should endorse, promote, normalize, or protect
in law. Calling relationships 'marriages' that are based on the act
of sodomy, which was a felony everywhere in America for the first 255
years of our existence, gives society's ultimate stamp of approval to
behavior that is self-destructive, destroys human health and shortens
life. This is obviously short-sighted and callous public policy.”
“We should no more normalize
homosexual conduct, let alone homosexual marriage, than to normalize
shooting up with needles.”
“We have spent billions of dollars
urging children not to take up cigarette smoking because of its harm
to human health. We should be making the same effort persuading
children and adults not to start engaging in homosexual conduct, and
if they have started, helping them to stop.”