Bryan Fischer Wants You to Leave Him on the Battlefield

"Don't feminize yourself by saving me!"

We’re all familiar with Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person of the Week.” I do something similar on my personal blog,using the old Norse term nithing (ON niðingr).
A nithing is a villain, scoundrel, coward, vile wretch. A nothing could also be a truce-breaker or a traitor. A niðing deed (niðingsverk) is an ill deed, or villainy. A person guilty of this sort of behavior was held in contempt.

This award works from a target rich environment, and it is not always easy to choose a candidate. My front-runner right now is Bryan Fischer, the “Director of Issues Analysis” for the hate group called the American Family Association, who whined, er, um…I mean, “opined”that he didn’t like that President Obama awarded the medal of honor to a soldier who saved lives.

Apparently, saving lives is feminine. Taking lives is masculine, and soldiers should be killing, not saving. We’ll remember that if Mr. Fischer ever finds himself on a battlefield trying to hold his intestines in. “Sorry, it wouldn’t be manly to save you. You understand.”

Given the dearth of women in U.S. combat units (conservatives don’t like them there) it is to be wondered who Mr. Fischer thinks would save him. No self respecting man would. Fischer certainly wouldn’t respect any man who stopped to pull him to safety. “You girlie man!” he would cry, outraged.

What is it, exactly, that this brave soldier did that upset this week’s hatemonger so much?

Sgt. Giunta is awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama

From his Medal of Honor Citation:

While under heavy enemy fire, Specialist Giunta immediately sprinted towards cover and engaged the enemy. Seeing that his squad leader had fallen and believing that he had been injured, Specialist Giunta exposed himself to withering enemy fire and raced towards his squad leader, helped him to cover, and administered medical aid. While administering first aid, enemy fire struck Specialist Giunta’s body armor and his secondary weapon. Without regard to the ongoing fire, Specialist Giunta engaged the enemy before prepping and throwing grenades, using the explosions for cover in order to conceal his position. Attempting to reach additional wounded fellow soldiers who were separated from the squad, Specialist Giunta and his team encountered a barrage of enemy fire that forced them to the ground. The team continued forward and upon reaching the wounded soldiers, Specialist Giunta realized that another soldier was still separated from the element. Specialist Giunta then advanced forward on his own initiative. As he crested the top of a hill, he observed two insurgents carrying away an American soldier. He immediately engaged the enemy, killing one and wounding the other. Upon reaching the wounded soldier, he began to provide medical aid, as his squad caught up and provided security.

I don’t know; sounds pretty manly to me. One of just 19 men to ever win two, Tom Custer (brother of the more famous George Armstrong Custer) didn’t win his by slashing through Confederate regiments with gleaming saber.

He was awarded two Medals of Honor for capturing Confederate regimental flags (2nd North Carolina Cavalry flag at Namozine Church on April 3, 1865, and again at Sayler’s Creek on April 6, 1865).

Isn’t handling fabric kind of girlie? I mean, shouldn’t Tom have been killing people instead of stealing their material?

An eyewitness reported:

“Custer crossed the line of temporary works on the flank of the road, where his unit was confronted by a supporting battle-line. In the second line he wrested the colors from an enemy color bearer. Advancing on another standard he received a shot in the face which knocked him back on his horse. Despite his wounds, he continued his assault on the color bearer who began to fall from wounds he had also received. As he fell, the wounded Lieutenant Custer reached out to grasp this second standard of colors, bearing both off in triumph.”

Again, sounds pretty manly to me. How would Mr. Fischer feel about this sort of activity? I mean, being shot in the face isn’t very manly either, is it? After all, as Fischer said in his blog post, “Gen. George Patton once famously said, ‘The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other guy die for his.'”

Yeah, it’s definitely girlie to get shot.

What’s the logic behind all this? According to Fischer, “So the question is this: 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?”

Saving people, getting shot and killed, none of that helps Mr. Fischer sleep soundly at night. He wants to know that the enemy is being eviscerated.

Naturally, there was some outrage over Fischer’s remarks but that doesn’t phase the old hater. Nossir. Fischer defended himself with the following words:

“The bottom line here is that the God of the Bible clearly honors those who show valor and gallantry in waging aggressive war in a just cause against the enemies of freedom, even while inflicting massive casualties in the process.”

Ya got that, you wannabe heroes like Sgt. Giunta?

“What I’m saying is that it’s time we started imitating God’s example again.” You tell ’em Mr. Fischer.

“What I am saying is that I am observing a trend in which we single out bravery in self-defense and yet seem hesitant to single out bravery in launching aggressive attacks that result in the deaths of enemy soldiers.”

The key points seem to be these:

  • Kill enemy soldiers
  • Don’t get shot or killed yourself
  • Don’t feminize your comrades by expecting them to rescue you
  • Don’t feminize yourself by rescuing your comrades (or Bryan Fischer)
  • Don’t feminize yourself by worrying about fabrics on the battlefield

“Christianity,” he reminds us, as if multiple crusades, inquisitions and witch burnings are not evidence enough, “is not a religion of pacifism.” Because there’s nothing about loving your enemy or turning the other cheek in your holy book, right, Mr. Fischer? “War is certainly a terrible thing, and should only be waged for the highest and most just of causes. But if the cause is just, then there is great honor in achieving military success, success which should be celebrated and rewarded.”

This is the manly world of Bryan Fischer. Follow these simple rules and you too can be a real genuine American hero.

22 Replies to “Bryan Fischer Wants You to Leave Him on the Battlefield”

  1. I read this disgusting man. His comments are beyond the pale.
    I finished reading and thought to myself, “What is more heroic then saving another life?”
    It is easier taking a life then saving one.

    And then I thought again about what he said and thought, why are they so against abortion if they think that killing is more important then saving a life?
    And I realized that these kind of people have a value system very different then my own.
    They don’t care about anybody but their own kind. Think about who is OK to kill for them. Capitol punishment is OK, war is OK, abortion MD’s are OK and the ‘other’.
    They use religion as a weapon and sword in direct opposition to Christ’s teaching.

  2. I forgot.
    Why are we talking about this idiot instead of Specialist Giunta?

    My most heartfelt thanks to Sgt. Giunta for doing the harder thing, saving a life!

  3. These people are monsters. They don’t care about anyone but themselves. KILL KILL KILL that’s all they do.

  4. Sgt. Giunta is an exemplary soldier who deserves every honor conferred upon him. He’s the kind of soldier that anyone would want as an ally. Fischer, on the other hand, is a petty, self-centered, and self-righteous jerk with distorted values about faith, masculinity, and about the importance of cohesiveness in an army.

  5. Where they’re concerned, English Saddle, I’m more than willing to be the kind of man they want me to be, and just leave them where they lay.

  6. Somehow, I have the feeling, Anne, that Fischer would have been running away from the enemy, not toward them.

  7. Fischer has never served in the military, he was a Commissioner of Parks and Recreation department! He has no business whatsoever commenting on whether someone should or should not receive the metal of honor! He’s simply reacting to Obama having given the metal to this hero and fulfilling his neo-conservative marching orders which are to discredit and undermine EVERYTHING this administration does.

  8. Another pansy Rethuglican trying to sound like a big man when he doesn’t have the balls to even put on a uniform other than his Nazi reenactment costume or parks and recreation. LOSER.

    A perfect example of their hypocritical BS is the healthcare thing. Make them give it up! ALL RETHUGLICANS NEED TO STOP TAKING GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE NOW!

  9. This plainly shows me why I dont want anyones religion. Everyone complains the muslims dont attack the extremists, yet why does not the christian’s attack what this man says? The things he said are absolutely beyond christiantity

    If “is not a religion of pacifism” then what separates it from Islam? Nothing as far as I am concerned

  10. The funny thing is from a Heathen perspective is that my ancestors saw Christianity itself as “effeminate” and “feminizing” – they called Jesus the “White Christ” because white has feminine connotations (you can compare him to Red Thor). One of the earlier missionary expeditions to Iceland failed when Heathens made jokes about the missionary:

    Thorvald was an Icelandic Christian working for the Saxon bishop. This joke made the rounds:

    The bishop gave birth to nine children,
    Thorvald was father to them all

    For the Heathen Norse, the “active” role in a homosexual affair was not the shameful one – the “inactive” partner was often called a “mare”. But Thorvald was incensed enough that he reverted to Heathen law and killed the man who composed the ditty. Turn the other cheek, indeed.

  11. I viewed the ceremony this morning and Sgt. Guinta gave the best words afterwards. Mr. Fischer’s words are appalling and he should be ashamed. But, something tells me he has this eliteist higher regard of himself, more righteous than thou kind of attitude and probably doesn’t know how to be ashamed. Its people like him who think of themselves as the perfect Christian and think they know all, when they don’t. They give the Christian religion a bad name. I thought about sharing this article, but I don’t want to add anything negative to the Sgt.’s honor.

  12. What’s so interesting about this “smear” is the inherent judgment of the feminine as weak. Coming from the Right who just gave us the “year of the conservative woman”, I’m confused:-)

    What they must have meant was year of the conservative man, dressed up as a woman.
    And obviously America knew that.

    As for this scumbag, I have no words except that he’s just another Right winger trying to grab headlines for being a pathetic couch potato warrior opposing the anti-christ (our CIC) from the safety of his bomb shelter of fear, like most of Fox PAC ‘s viewers.

    I love how you wrote this and exposed him for what he is — and a sincere moment of appreciation for the bravery exemplified by Sgt. Guinta.

  13. Thanks, Sarah. Yeah, there is as usual a bit of a contradiction here…all these strong mama grizzlies but mamas are weak…what gives?

  14. I already commented on your other posting, but since the “feminine” as an insult thinger came up here, if it’s cool with you I’ll para part of my comment:

    I think the best thing to do with Fischer is lock him in a room with the mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters of the soldiers Giunta saved, and let them explain “feminine” and “weak” to him.

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