Right Wing Nut Job Finds Undeniable Proof That America Is A Christian Nation: Bacon! (VIDEO)

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Eureka, they’ve found it! Right wing Christians, who have long been searching for a way to prove that America was always meant to be a theocracy, not a secular country, have finally stumbled upon a piece of evidence so earth-shattering that not even the most cynical atheist could possibly deny it. Is it a letter from the founders? A missing addendum to the Declaration of Independence? The long lost real, true ‘other’ Constitution which was secretly replaced by the Illuminati centuries ago?

No, it’s bigger! It’s BACON!

On September 15, 2014, right wing pastor and certifiably crazy person, Bryan Fischer, revealed ‘absolute proof” that America is a Christian nation to his radio audience, saying:

You want one single item of proof that America is a Christian nation and not a Jewish nation and not an Islamic nation? 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.

Why, yes, of course it’s bacon! Why didn’t we see this before? Only a Christian nation would allow people to sell, serve or consume all that smoky, sweet,  greasy goodness that is known as bacon.

Or maybe a non-religious, totally secular country would also allow that… Nah.

A Hindu country? Holy cow, if it weren’t for all those burgers and steaks, I’d think he might be on to something there.

Fischer summed it up by saying:

“So the sheer fact that we freely allow the sale and consumption of bacon is absolute proof that we are, in fact, a Christian nation.”

Right Wing Watch published this video of Fischer making his ridiculous comments on September 15:

Fischer wrote a follow up article titled “The Blessings of Bacon” which is posted on the American Family Association’s website. Predictably he complains that he’s being viciously attacked by the evil, God hating left ( and the libertarian right too, it seems).

I set off a bit of a firestorm over the weekend by tweeting out a simple message, that the fact we openly serve and sell bacon in America is further evidence, nay, proof, that we are a Christian nation by history, heritage and values. For stating this obvious and uncontestable fact, I was attacked and pilloried by the New Yorker from the left and Reason.com from the libertarian right.

Because, you know, the left persecutes Christians for their deeply held religious beliefs and stuff. And how dare they point out the stupidity of something so glaringly stupid!

Fischer’s follow up article shows that he’s dead serious about his belief that bacon is proof that America is a Christian nation.

Not only does he not recognize the fact that all non-theocratic countries allow people to eat whatever they want to eat, he doubles down on his statements, claiming that the reason bacon is sold in America is because of verses from the Christian Bible.

The gastronomic freedom which Christian countries enjoy and Jews and Muslims do not is rooted in one verse of Scripture: Mark 7:19, which says of Jesus, “Thus he declared all foods clean.” Instantly Jesus set aside all Jewish dietary restrictions (as well as all halal restrictions prospectively).

It is what comes out of a man that defiles him, said Jesus, not what goes into him. That Christian value has undergirded our culinary mores as a people since our founding, just as Israel has been kosher since 1406 BC and Muslim lands have been halal since 632 AD.

He goes on and on, in a miserable attempt to prove that the Bible is the only reason people living in America can eat bacon.

What’s sad is that Fischer is one of the most listened to right wing personalities in the country. A lot of self professed Christians listen to this kind of stupidity and think to themselves “Yes, bacon! I knew it all along.”

Fischer, a guy who thinks the sale of bacon is absolute proof that America is a Christian nation, is the Director of “Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy at the American Family Association” (AFA). AFA receives over $20 million in donations annually from right wing extremists.

He has his own talk show called ‘Focal Point,’ which airs on American Family Radio, and is apparently the most popular show on AFR. Fischer’s Focal Point is broadcast on almost 200 different radio stations, in 37 states. According to Right Wing Watch, as many as two million people tune in to hear Fischer make a complete fool of himself on a regular basis.