American Family Association Claims 'No Constitutional Right to Engage in Sodomy' (Video)
On his radio show yesterday, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer claimed that gay men and lesbians have no right to engage in sexual activities because God, the laws of nature and the U.S. Constitution do not allow it (video below).
According to RightWingWatch.org, Fischer insisted that “there is no constitutional right to engage in sodomy,” but did not mention that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down sodomy laws in its Lawrence v. Texas ruling in 2003.
The Supreme Court ruled that making it a crime for people of the same sex to engage in sexual activity violated the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
“It was a felony offense in virtually every state in America for the first 200 years of our existence,” Fischer stated. “There is no constitutional right to engage in the kind of sexual practices that homosexuals engage in. They do not have a right to do that; they don’t have a moral right to do it, they don’t have an ethical right to do it, they don’t have a right to do it according to the laws of nature. And most importantly, they do not have right to do it according to the laws of God.
“Do not let anybody tell you that a law can give somebody a right. A law cannot do that. Rights can only come from God. That’s the only place that a right can come from … No law can give you a right to do something that’s immoral. You can get permission to do something that’s immoral, but there is no right to engage in immoral behavior.”