Anti-Gay Pundit Calls Mary Cheney an ’Intolerant Lesbian Bigot’
Anti-gay pundit and radio host, Bryan Fischer, is weighing in on the Cheney’s very public family feud over marriage equality, calling former Vice President Dick Cheney’s out lesbian daughter, Mary Cheney, an "intolerant lesbian bigot" on his radio show, according to Right Wing Watch.
The controversy began last weekend when Liz Cheney, who is running for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Wyoming, said she firmly stands against same-marriage, even though her sister, Mary Cheney, is legally married to her partner.
"Who’s the one who’s been intolerant here? Who’s the one who’s being a bigot?" The American Family Association’s Fischer asked the listeners of his "Focal Point" radio show, before saying, "It’s not the Christian, it’s not the heterosexual ... it is the intolerant lesbian bigot that’s doing that ... It is Liz Cheney’s sister who is, in fact, the intolerant bigot."
Last weekend, Liz Cheney was a guest on "Fox News Sunday" and said she believes in the "traditional definition" of marriage, adding that states should deicide if same-sex couples should be able to tie the knot or not. Liz Cheney’s words didn’t sit so well with her sister, who later took to Facebook to write about the remarks, saying that Liz Cheney is "dead wrong."
"I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage," she said at the time. "I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves."
The debate also sparked Dick and wife Lynne Cheney to release a statement as well.
"This is an issue we have dealt with privately for many years, and we are pained to see it become public," the statement reads. "Since it has, one thing should be clear. Liz has always believed in the traditional definition of marriage. She has also always treated her sister and her sister’s family with love and respect, exactly as she should have done. Compassion is called for, even when there is a disagreement about such a fundamental matter and Liz’s many kindnesses shouldn’t be used to distort her position."
You can watch Fischer’s comments in the video below: