Bryan Fischer: Atheists and Pro-Choice Advocates Unqualified to be Judges

Posterboy for the Religious Right and theocrat Bryan Fischer recently stuck his foot in his mouth on his radio show again, while opining on who is and is not qualified to be a judge in the American legal system.

No one is qualified to sit on any bench… at any level… who does not believe in a creator, does not believe that the creator is the source of all of our rights, and does not believe that the very first of these rights, these legal rights, these Constitutional rights, is the right to life.


So many facepalms here.  First, Fischer seems to be claiming that the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” as given to us by a creator, is a Constitutional right.  Sorry, Bry-Bry, that’s in the Declaration of Independence — the only place a “creator” is mentioned in our founding documents.  And I can point you to several passages in the Bible (Fischer’s dream legal document) that show even God himself disagrees that everyone has a right to life.  You know, since the almighty loves killing people.

Fischer is talking about abortion in this latest vomit of nonsense, saying that if you’re not pro-life (more accurately anti-choice), then your stance is contrary to our “Constitutional” right to life.  Here’s the kicker.  Bryan Fischer is very much pro-death penalty and has said so on numerous occasions, including in the tweet below.  That would seem to contradict his earlier statement that everyone has a right to life… well, unless Bryan Fischer says you don’t.  What?

So which is it Bryan?  Did your god give people the right to life but man can take it away when they do something bad?  If so, I missed that asterisk on the ten commandments.  This is just another example of why people can’t take the Religious Right seriously anymore. It’s full of hypocritical extremists advocating theocracy when it aligns with their personal agenda, while crying persecution when someone calls them out on their bigotry.


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Kevin Davis is the head writer and editor for SecularVoices, co-founder of Young Skeptics, and author of Understanding an Atheist. He is known for local and national secular activism and has spoken at conferences and events such as Reason Rally 2016 and the Ark Encounter Protest and Rally.

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5 thoughts on “Bryan Fischer: Atheists and Pro-Choice Advocates Unqualified to be Judges

  1. IMO, until and unless the anti-abortion states pass legislation ensuring that every pregnant woman, without exception, will be provided with full prenatal maternity care, will have a hospital bill of zero and will get at least 2 years of follow up medical care for each child, they should be told to go screw themselves since they are utterly hypocritical.

    Many other, much smaller, countries do this and more. That’s because they actually care about their nations’ children, they don’t just lie about it to punish women.

    When I see these ‘brave’ opponents of choice speaking out I always want to know if they have stood up for these rights for all women. If not, they should be told where to shove their ‘Jesus’.

  2. I can only take his comment to reflect how he would behave if he didn’t believe in a God. Certainly I am relieved that folks like him (and there are millions like him) at least imagine there is a powerful being who tells them not to kill others randomly, or I guess since he imagines himself having no personal moral compass or ability to figure out what’s right or wrong on his own, he’d be out there randomly killing folks.

    I guess they just can’t see how immature and amoral it makes them look.

    Because IF they need someone else to tell ’em what’s right or wrong, they are not only acting immature…children need someone to tell them what to do…but exhibiting the fact that they themselves don’t trust themselves without a heavy hand on their shoulder.

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