Christian conservative Bryan Fisher on Wednesday argued that
Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal should disqualify him from holding
public office, then added that similar “sexually perverse behavior”
should also disqualify all “practicing homosexuals.”
Weiner enter the New York City mayoral race two years after a
sexting scandal forced him to resign from Congress. But on Tuesday,
Weiner admitted to sending a woman sexually explicit photos and
messages as recently as last summer.
During a hastily called news conference, Weiner, with his wife
Huma Abedin standing by his side, resisted calls to withdraw from the
“I want to bring my vision to the people of the city of New
York,” said Weiner, a Democrat. “I hope they are willing to
still continue to give me a second chance.”
In an online editorial posted Tuesday, The New York Times
urged Weiner to walk away.
Weiner “should take his marital troubles and personal
compulsions out of the public eye, away from the cameras, off the Web
and out of the race for mayor of New York City,” the paper wrote.
Fischer extended the Times' logic to gay people, first in a
series of tweets, then on his AFA-hosted radio program, Focal
“Discriminating against sexually perverse behavior is right:
NYTimes calls for Weiner to drop out of mayoral race. I agree,”
Fischer tweeted to his more than 4,200 followers on Tuesday.
“If Anthony Weiner should step down for engaging in sexually
perverse behavior, so should every practicing homosexual,” he
Fischer returned to the topic on Wednesday.
The New York Times is “disqualifying Anthony Weiner on
the basis of what he does in the privacy of his own life. So they
are discriminating on the basis of sexually immoral conduct. They
are saying, 'Look this behavior is perverse and therefore he ought to
be disqualified from public office.' Well in our view homosexual
behavior is perverse. Practicing homosexuals are disqualified from
public office, for the same reason,” Fischer said during his radio
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