Creep of the Week
Greetings fellow “Demons of Hell” who oppose the lifetime appointment of an accused sex offender to the Supreme Court of the United States. Gosh, is it hot in here or is it just Hades?
The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer used his Sept. 24 “Focal Point” program to rail against the evil doers standing in the way of Jesus Trump’s righteous path. “Satan, if you’re going to get to Brett Kavanaugh, you are going to have to go through us, because we are standing firm in the strength and the power of the Lord,” Fischer said.
In other words, the women accusing Kavanaugh are agents of the devil. You know, how bitches be lyin’ about rich and powerful men because of how rewarding it is for the accusers’ personal and professional lives. After all, women love death threats. They love being told to kill themselves. They love having to flee their homes. They love compromising the safety and security of their loved ones. The prize is ruining an innocent man’s life.
The only person talking about a prize here is Bryan Fischer
“There is a prize here, and that’s the placement of Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court,” he said. That is what Satan does not want to see happen. He’s using every trick that he has in his arsenal to fight that, to keep that from happening. And every trick is, of course, a woman scorned. No wonder the Equal Rights Amendment never got passed! Equality is the work of Satan.
“That is [Satan’s] holy grail right now, to stop Brett Kavanaugh from being seated on the Supreme Court because Brett Kavanaugh represents such a threat to his agenda: to use the Supreme Court to advance a regressive, backwards, anti-biblical, anti-Christian, anti-American point of view,” Fischer continued. “He’s had control of the Supreme Court now in every meaningful way since the 1960s, he’s not going to let go of that without a fight.”
Hmm, I wonder what “regressive, backwards, anti-biblical, anti-Christian, anti-American” points of view he’s talking about? The right to abortion and the right for same-sex couples to marry come to mind. I have a feeling he isn’t talking about Citizens United.
Look, I don’t believe in Satan, but I do believe that Fischer is crazy enough to believe the things he’s saying and that he has followers crazy enough to believe him. But can we just take a moment to reflect on the fact that the United States has an accused, and admitted, sexual assaulter as president who is being treated like a savior by the Christian right? And how President Sex Crimes is now poised to get a second (hi, Clarence Thomas) sex-crimer on the Supreme Court bench?
I mean, sure, it might seem like things are falling apart, what with more accusers coming forward to say that Brett Kavanaugh has done more heinous things than just that one-time, free-pass, whoopsy daisy, boys-will-be-boys attempted rape in high school. Sadly, we don’t live in a country governed by people who care much about women being assaulted, otherwise we wouldn’t have Mitch McConnell vowing to get Kavanaugh’s nomination rammed through.
If we cared about women we wouldn’t constantly be framing these narratives as, “He said, she said, but she’s probably lying.” We have woman after woman — and some men, too — coming forward with their stories of assault. The evidence is overwhelming that this is a deeply rooted and widespread problem in America. There’s something very broken about how we raise boys and what we allow of men this country. And when those boys and men have wealth and privilege behind them, well, they can do anything. Even grab ‘em by the pussy.
If we cared about women we’d have done something about it a long time ago and voted these creeps out, never mind not voting them IN to begin with — remember, millions of people, the majority of white men AND women voters, heard Trump brag about sexual assault and then VOTED FOR HIM ANYWAY.
That said, there are SO MANY WOMEN RUNNING right now. And I mean running for office, which is great. Though sadly there are a lot of women running from men, too. But if we elect women who actually care about women — a.k.a. Democrats. Republican women are fired — we might actually get laws enacted that protect women rather than just laws restricting what women can do with their reproductive organs.
Do not sit the midterms out. Vote on Nov. 6, 2018 even if only to gloat to Bryan Fischer that you were compelled by Satan to do so.
D’Anne Witkowski is a poet, writer and comedian living in Michigan with her wife and son. She has been writing about LGBT politics for over a decade. Follow her on Twitter @MamaDWitkowski.