Creating a concentration camp in the Arizona desert, murdering a black kid on the sidewalk, kidnapping kids. It really is amazing what you can get away with if you are conservative.
Bryan Fischer, Renew Gallmerica:
The next Underground Railroad: to protect children from judicial kidnappings?
Let’s play a game.
Imagine if you will that you are the head of the SPLC-identified hate group known as the American Family Association.
Grinch like, you have paid witness to the Queers down in Queerville with their legalized sodomy, civil unions, and have fumed and steamed at how your attempts to steal their Christmas hasn’t stopped it from coming. Worse yet, those queers seem to get merrier and marriedier every year. With more rights and more social acceptance.
So one day back in 2002 or so, you get an idea. An awful idea. A wonderful, awful idea.
You’ll take a queer with their union so civil and you’ll manipulate their depression and abused past by making her into an ex-gay martyr so sacrificial.
And I’m not Dr. Suess so I’ll stop right there. You take this woman now poisoned with self-loathing and you use it to break up this union, all so you can argue that civil unions and gay relationships are doomed to fail and no one is “really” gay. Sure it’s breaking up a marriage, much like you accuse queers doing, but it’s okay. You’ll rationalize it to yourself by saying it’s the same thing gays try to do when they flaunt their tight asses and banana hammocks and make you question your attraction to your unloving and beaten-down wife.
Besides everyone knows that civil unions aren’t the same thing as marriage at all. That’s why you are retroactively for them.
So, now, you have a broken civil union. And what’s luck, your sacrificial lamb also has created life with the woman she once loved and even better luck, your victim is the biological mother, allowing such wonderful possibilities for pure evil and propaganda letters to your followers.
But there’s a problem. Your chosen martyr has gotten unioned in a state that allows unions and worse yet, it treats the ending of such much like a real divorce and so the courts have ordered that custody be shared by the two mothers. You can’t have the political football in the shape of a child be going back to some queer every so often.
And your prey agrees. You’ve convinced her that lesbians are demons who twist and prey on weakness and force unwanted desires into their heads. She wants to make sure her child properly hates her other mother and is raised with the self-loathing that is her right as a child of a psycho fundie.
So, you get another idea. If you order her to ignore that Vermont court order and move to the South where they despise all queers, staying with your members who will support her financially as the symbol of your organization, you can claim martyrdom as the other mother tries to secure her court-given right to visitation.
It’s a wonderful plan. You even latch on to success, a sympathetic bigot judge uses Virginia law to argue that the Vermont court order doesn’t apply and thus Lisa Miller now has full custody of her property to use as she likes.
Now, Lisa Miller can spend her days training her child to hate lesbians like those that created her and going on tours for you showing how brave she was to escape the demonic brainwashing rays of Queerville.
And you can dance the little brat over the precipice to show those filthy Queers that there is nothing they can win that you can not take away.
For a moment, it was all so perfect.
You felt the worry before it hit. Would Virginia be bigoted enough to ensure this injustice? Would the mother who actually cared about the child as more than a symbol be properly chastened or actually try and fight to see her? Would love rekindle in the damaged goods you have twisted and perverted?
And before you could cry out, tragedy struck. The Vermont courts were not happy about Lisa Miller breaking Vermont law by fleeing out of state with the kid. Furthermore they saw all the “Christian loving” of training a kid to hate the people who made her as some sort of abuse just because it happened to be intense emotional abuse.
Like the demon-lovers they were, they granted primary custody of the child to the parent who didn’t break the law by fleeing out of state. But it was okay. You could work with that. You had her well hidden in Virginia bouncing between your staff members’ houses and the Virginia court agreed with you. Now, you could write endless letters about how the mean liberal courts were trying to take away a Christian’s child and give it to a lesbian to raise. The idiots who keep you in gilded mansions were all too willing to give you their social security checks for a divine mission like that.
It seemed like the gravy train was still running when it hit a bad bend. The Virginia Supreme Court was forced to look at the case with Vermont glaring at it meaningfully, asking it if it wanted to rumble. And they, traitors that they were, ended up siding with the rule of law. That you can’t just escape one state’s laws by running to a state with a different set of them. Also, that the creepy abuse of a child just to “punish” a “sinner” was the sort of thing comic book villains do.
So what do you do? The queers are about to win, your bitch of a victim is whining about how it’s your fault that they want to take her baby away, and you can start to feel irrelevance knocking on the door.
You panicked. It’s okay to admit that in hindsight. You told her to ignore the court order. What was one more in hindsight. You began hiding her from the authorities, bouncing her amongst your staff members and allies, all around the country. Making accomplices to kidnapping of them all.
By 2009, seven years after you first twisted your victim to be a professional hater martyr, you finally ran out of American places to hide her and enlisted close ally Kenneth Miller (no relation) to send her out of country to Nicaragua.
By 2010, Vermont was officially tired of your bullshit and officially granted sole custody to the parent who wasn’t kidnapping their kid for 7 years so they could abuse them for “Christ”. Every so often, you would post a smug “I don’t know what caused her to disappear, but isn’t her case a sad case of discrimination against Christians by homos and the homo-loving courts”.
But it was now tinged with fear. You have tied your entire organization to a major crime, the kidnapping of a child, the sort of thing senile Christian ladies get all weepy over and view as the greatest evil ever.
And with the SPLC thing and the way the gay rights movement was going, it wasn’t a sure thing anymore that being professional homophobes and “Christians in good standing” would necessarily protect you from the law.
Lisa Miller is still at large, your overseas network doing its proper job to protect your organization’s meal ticket.
But, there’s another problem. You’ve now involved your network, your allies’ networks, and Liberty University in a major crime. And worse yet, for some strange reason, people care about that. One of your network (Kenneth Miller) was arrested.
And now, here in 2012, you stand. Kenneth has been charged guilty with abetting an international kidnapping.
You stand on the crossroads. It’s very possible that more of your network or even you personally could also go to jail for your role in permanently abducting a child from the only parent who actually loves her and putting her in the hands of an insane woman you made even crazier and more violently desperate.
You have a choice.
What do you do?
A) Keep your damn fool mouth shut lest people start piecing together your direct involvement in a major felony and put you in jail for the rest of your natural born life.
B) Disavow any knowledge of your martyr now that she has become a liability. Pay someone to ensure she and her daughter have an “accident” overseas so you can’t be linked to her, but still use her to argue about how “you could understand how someone could be driven to such desperate actions”, blah blah blah.
DING! DING! DING! We have a winnah:
- Pen a piece accusing the Courts of being the true kidnappers because they view kidnapping as a crime. Also, do everything in your power to make people wonder why you aren’t rotting in jail cell.
Oh yeah. He did.
And as an added bonus he used this metaphor:
A pastor is on trial this week in Vermont, accused of helping a mother use a modern version of the Underground Railroad to protect her child from the clear and present danger of being raised in a homosexual household.
And this one:
Peter famously said, in Acts 5:29, “We must obey God rather than men.” If a mother or a pastor are faced with a choice between doing what man commands them to do and what God directs them to do, they must follow the voice of God, especially when vulnerable young children are the ones at risk.
If there was ever a time for a parent and pastor to obey God rather than man, this is it.
And ended reiterating the original metaphail:
Given the direction our society is headed, and its willingness to sacrifice children to the god of sexual perversion, Lisa Miller may not be the last mother who needs a modern version of the Underground Railroad to deliver her child from evil.
And even had the temerity to try and weasel out with this at the very end:
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)
There’s gall. And then there’s Bryan Fischer.
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