Noxious fundamentalist gasbag Bryan Fischer has come up with a bizarre new definition of a 'Christian' nation: it's one where you can buy bacon. According to Fischer:
"You want one single item of proof that America is a Christian nation and not a Jewish nation and not an Islamic nation?" he asked. "One single bit of proof is all you need: we freely allow restaurants and grocery stores to sell and to serve bacon. That can only happen in a Christian country."
"So the sheer fact that we freely allow the sale and consumption of bacon," he continued, "is absolute proof that we are, in fact, a Christian nation"
And where does that leave China? According to Modern Farmer
, each person in China eats about 39 kilograms of pork a year; the average American eats about 27 kilograms.
Wow! China must be a super-Christian nation. Except it's not, is it?
Fischer is mute on the subject.
But the sheer, mind-numbing hypocrisy of Fischer and his ilk is almost breathtaking. On the one hand, Fischer and his merry band of hate-merchants justify their endless jeremiads against LGBT people with quotes from Leviticus 18. But Leviticus 11 is unambiguous about pork products like, erm...bacon:
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
3 Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
4 Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
5 And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
6 And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
Yep...seems pretty unambiguous to me: bacon is off the menu.
Let's be clear: the imbecilic Fischer rails against homosexuality because it is 'forbidden' in Leviticus. Without missing a beat, the odious Fischer sings the praises of bacon, which is also expressly forbidden in Leviticus.
How does Fischer square this circle? Oh, yeah...that's right: by being a dimwitted, hateful, lying sack of shit.