Christian conservative Bryan Fischer on
Monday chided Vanity Fair for
“aiding and abetting” Caitlyn Jenner's “mental illness.”
Earlier this year, Olympian and reality
TV star Bruce Jenner came out as a transgender woman in an ABC News
interview with Diane Sawyer.
Caitlyn Jenner debuted Monday in a
preview of Vanity Fair's upcoming July cover story.
Jenner, formerly Bruce: Vanity
cover frees me.)
outraged Fischer told his Focal Point radio listeners that
he rejected Jenner identifying as a woman.
“If you want one snapshot of just how
corrupt, how morally corrupt, how morally bent, how morally twisted,
how morally confused, how morally bankrupt we have become, all you've
got to do is take a look at the cover of Vanity Fair
magazine,” he said.
“My heart, frankly, goes out to Bruce
Jenner. I'm not going to call him Caitlyn Jenner because that's not
his name, and I'm not going to refer to him as a she. He's a he.
He's a he in every single solitary cell of his body. He will be
until the day that God calls him home. So he's a male in every
single cell of his body, so he's always going to be a he in the
terminology that I'm going to use. I'm never going to refer to him
as a she because that would be a lie.”
Fischer, a vocal opponent of LGBT
rights, added that he was showing more compassion for Jenner than the
editors of Vanity Fair.
“They are showing no compassion for
him, no genuine care for him, because they are celebrating his
progress down a pathway that could lead him to kill himself. I would
suggest to you that there is absolutely zero compassion, zero love in
aiding and abetting someone's mental illness. A mental illness that
could drive them to self-destruction,” he said.