Bryan Fischer Suggests Ethnic Cleansing Of Native Americans Justified By God (VIDEO)

Bryan Fischer, host of the talk show Focus Point and Issues Analyst for the the American Family Association, suggested that the ethnic cleansing of Indigenous people in the Americas was god punishing them for their sins.

Using passages from Deuteronomy, specifically the “rules of warfare” that God put in place when he commanded the Israelites to kill, enslave, and rape the Amorites (among others), Fischer uses this as a justification for similar crimes against Native Americans.

Here is a sampling of the biblical text.

“When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. 11 If they accept and open their gates, all the people in it shall be subject to forced labor and shall work for you. 12 If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city.13 When the Lord your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it.14 As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the Lord your God gives you from your enemies. 15 This is how you are to treat all the cities that are at a distance from you and do not belong to the nations nearby.16 However, in the cities of the nations the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. 17 Completely destroy them—the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—as the Lord your God has commanded you. 18 Otherwise, they will teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshiping their gods, and you will sin against the Lord your God.”

Fischer says of the text:

“This may even be a part of American history, when we think about the moral right that God brought into this land to exercise his sovereign control over this land. Part of that equation… With the immorality of those nations that were exercising sovereign control at the time.”

You can watch a clip of the show courtesy of Right Wing Watch.