Christian conservative Bryan Fischer on
Wednesday declared that activists opposed to state anti-LGBT bills
are “driven by hate.”
On his Focal Point radio
program, Fischer discussed Mississippi House Bill 1523, which seeks
to protect opponents of marriage equality, with Mississippi state
Senator Chad McMahan just hours before the bill cleared the Senate.
Senate approves bill that protects gay marriage foes.)
When McMahan complained that opponents
of the bill had held many rallies but supporters were staying home,
Fischer declared that conservatives are too busy raising their
families to attend such rallies.
“We just do not have the
discretionary time to put into political rallies,” Fischer
“Homosexuals,” on the other hand,
“don't have children. They don't have families,” he added.
“They're motivated because they're
agitated,” Fischer continued. “They're angry at the church.
They're angry at Christians. They're angry at God. … It's easy to
see why all the noise, why all the agitation out there is on behalf
of those who are trying to kill this thing out of their hatred for
Christ, their hatred for God and their hatred for the Scriptures. And
I don't hesitate to use that term. It's vitriolic. You know, unless
you've come up against this in some way directly, you have no idea
how venomous the hatred, the bitterness, the anger is on the part of
homosexual activists. They are driven people and they are driven by
hate. You know, there's a lot of hatred on this issue but virtually
all of it is coming from the homosexual activist community directed
at us and our values.”