Oh, this is freaking rich. Ed Brayton shows us this gem (and by gem I mean turd) from Bryan Fischer, warrior for Jebus:
That Bryan Fischer column saying it was okay to slaughter the Native Americans because they were so immoral has been pulled down from the AFA site and so has the response column written by another AFA staffer. Fischer rationalizes the whole thing:
So this is a conversation that needs to take place. But based on the reaction to my column of Tuesday, America is not mature enough right now for that robust dialogue to occur.
Fortunately it’s late enough in the morning that I’ve already finished my coffee, or else it might have been sprayed into the keyboard.
Justifying the slaughter and displacement of Native Americans doesn’t make you mature, or robust. It doesn’t make you the brave instigator of a conversation that needs to take place.
There are probably some other, substantive differences between the European conquest of the Americas and the earlier attacks of Native American tribes on each other, or the conquests of European nations by others, aside from what Brayton notes. I’ll leave that distinction-drawing to more history-educated minds.
However, expecting us to believe that the European settlers were doing a good thing by driving a wrecking ball through Native Americans’ cultures, autonomy and demographics (i.e. most of them died by violence or disease) because the natives were such terrible people? That doesn’t make you a courageous speaker of truth to power. That makes you a ridiculous piece of shit.