Social conservatives are continuing
their attack on conservative celebrity Glenn Beck for his lukewarm
support for gay marriage.
Bryan Fischer, director of issue
analysis at the Christian conservative group American Family
Association (AFA), says Beck's recent comments on gay marriage
support “people who want to use the anus for sex.”
Appearing on Fox News' the O'Reilly
Factor, Beck said he didn't cover the “culture warrior stuff”
on his radio and TV programs because he felt conservatives have
“bigger fish to fry” and added that the government has nothing to
do with marriage. “That is a religious right,” he argued, adding
that he would get more involved in opposing gay marriage if it
stifled a church's right to free speech.
Beck's assertion that gay marriage is
not “a threat to the country” riled Fischer.
“Glenn, Glenn, wake up and smell the
arsenic, my friend,” Fischer wrote at the group's website.
“It's a threat to freedom of
religion, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and worst,
represents a clear and present danger to children. What were you
“Glenn, Glenn, Glenn: if special
rights are given to people just because they want to use the
alimentary canal for sexual purposes, no social conservative will be
able to criticize homosexual behavior on biblical or moral grounds
without running the risk of legal punishment.”
“Glenn, Glenn, Glenn: what about
vulnerable children who are deliberately being stuck in households
headed by people who engage in unnatural sexual behavior and in
households where they are going to grow up missing either the love of
a mother or a father or both?”
Fischer has previously called Beck a
“deserter” in the “battle for sexual normalcy” for suggesting
he's OK with gay marriage.