On his blog Thursday, Bryan Fischer defended his comments this week that the Medal of Honor has become “feminized” because “we now award it only for preventing casualties, not for inflicting them.”
Fischer, who is the “Director of Issues Analysis” for the conservative Christian group the American Family Association, explained himself after what he called “blowback” to his column: “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.”
“What I’m saying is that it’s time we started imitating God’s example again,” Fischer wrote.
As we wrote Wednesday, Fischer was unhappy that the Medal of Honor went to Army Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who saved two of his fellow soldiers during heavy gunfire.
Fischer wrote: “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?”
And Thursday, he doubled down: “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.”
“It’s not our soldiers who have become feminized, it is the awards process that has become feminized,” he explained.
It is as if our culture has become so soft and so feminized that it makes us enormously uncomfortable to think about praising such actions. It’s like we know such warfare needs to be waged, but we’re hoping we don’t have to find out very much about it.
“Christianity is not a religion of pacifism,” he wrote, adding: “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.”
h/t Right Wing Watch.