By Jillian Rayfield
"The First Amendment was written by the Founders to protect the free exercise of Christianity. They were making no effort to give special protections to Islam. Quite the contrary," Fischer wrote on his Renew America blog.
The Founding Fathers were well aware of the existence of Judaism, Islam, and other non-Christian religions. They explicitly wrote "religion" rather than "Christianity" in the First Amendment. Yet Fischer thinks they crafted it to protect only Christianity? How goddamned stupid can you get?!
Needless to say, the government could ban Native religions as well as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and other major religions under Fischer's asinine constitutional interpretation. Which he'd undoubtedly approve of. As we've seen in Fischer: Indians Were Thieves, Fischer: Indians Should Emulate Pocahontas, and Fischer: Natives Had No Morals, this guy scorns Indians with a passion.
Bigot of the Year?
Fischer must be the biggest bigot among mainstream public figures today. If he isn't, I don't know who is.
It's scary that someone so ignorant and prejudiced has the ear of millions of conservative Christians. As the posting goes on to note:
For more on Fischer's bigotry, see Obama Will Give US to Indians?! and Islamophobia Just Like Stephen's.