Monday, November 22, 2010

Christian Hate and the Medal of Honor

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Bryan Fischer is a spokesperson for a right-wing loony group from Idaho called the American Family Association.  This week he became embroiled in an Internet controversy after making disparaging remarks about our country's highest military recognition - the Medal of Honor.  Fischer, who fancies himself a "Christian," seems to be incensed that the Medal of Honor is going to people who only save lives and do not do any actual killing.

On Tuesday of this week President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Sgt. Salvatore Giunta for "exposing himself to withering enemy fire as he helped a wounded colleague to safety and rescued another who was being dragged away by Taliban insurgents."  Sgt. Giunta was wounded in the process.

Fischer did not seem to take well to the award being given to Sgt. Giunta, and one can only suppose that he also found the picture of the President, that particular President, making the award especially irksome.  He lashed out by declaring:  "When are we going to start awarding the Medal of Honor once again for soldiers who kill people and break things, so our families can sleep safely at night?"  He also went on to lament that the Medal of Honor has become "feminized."

So, in one gigantic, ignorant swoop, Bryan Fischer managed to malign a very brave American soldier, our nation's highest military honor, and women - while also missing the entire point of what Jesus was all about.

Way to go, man of God.

1 comment:

Xobekim said...

Perhaps we should suggest that our alma mater, Missouri State, break ground by providing a degree in Abnormal Political Psychology. It could be a multi-discipline degree.

Really, someone should be taking an objective and statistically based view of the radical edges of American politics.