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AFA’s Fischer: ‘It’s OK to Discriminate Against Women, God Made Them That Way’

Right-wing radio host and American Family Association director Bryan Fischer told his audience on Wednesday that discriminating against women is not a bad thing since God designed women mostly for making a home for their husbands.

In yet another right-wing rant in defense of Hobby Lobby, Fischer took to air to bash the “cold-hearted, stingy liberals” who insisted that if Hobby Lobby was allowed to declare a religion, then it could lead to discrimination against women and other protected classes on religious grounds.

“Nobody is suing on those grounds!” he said, calling the liberal viewpoint baseless. “And I’m going to tell you right now, I discriminated on the basis of gender when I was a pastor. I’m going to admit to you right now that I discriminated on the basis of gender.”

He then pointed out that when he was hiring for office help, he wanted only a woman for the job and men “need not apply.”

“When I went to hire a receptionist, when I went to hire a secretary, when I went to hire somebody who was going to answer the phones for a church, I wanted the most welcoming, inviting hospitable voice on our end of the line I could find,” Fischer continued. “And I said, ‘Guys, don’t bother applying. I am discriminating on the basis of gender.'”

The reason for this discrimination, he stressed, was that God had made men and women different.  “I want a woman answering the phone,” he explained, noting they had been designed in a way that made them more welcoming and nurturing.

Men, he added, were designed for other roles in his church, which based on his track record, include every leadership role in the congregation.

He also said that while he was not opposed to women finding work outside the home, he felt God designed them mostly to be stay-at-home moms and wives and that is why women are especially suited to be secretaries and other nurturing roles.

“I think God has designed women for their primary outlet for the creative energy, their love their personality to be in making a home for their husband and children.” Fischer said.”That is his fundamental design.”

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