Bryan Fischer on Monday quoted Martin Luther King Jr. to argue that it's okay to discriminate against gay men and lesbians, media watchdog

On his AFA-sponsored radio program Focal Point, Fischer quoted King's iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, citing his line that one day his children would “live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” before saying discrimination based on behavior is justified.

“I agree with that, absolutely,” Fischer said. “And that, by the way, is where discrimination is justified. Discrimination on the basis of character is absolutely appropriate. We ought to discriminate based on content of character.”

“And so you begin to see the implications when it comes to homosexuality. Because you're dealing there with issues of content of character and you are dealing with issues of behavior and conduct.”

“And it's perfectly appropriate to discriminate against immoral conduct,” he added. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

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