Much has been made this week of the fact that Vice President Mike Pence is too afraid of women to eat or drink in their presence unless he has his wife by his side. He claims it's a religious issue, but in reality, it seems more like an excuse to never hire them for positions of any importance in government.
Nonetheless, arch-conservatives have rushed to defend Pence's "values." One such commentator—Bryan Fischer, former Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association and current host of AFA talk radio program Focal Point—even suggested that the women in media roasting Pence for his creeping misogyny secretly want to marry a guy just like him.
I wonder how many women in the snarky Talking Snake Media secretly wish they were married to somebody with Mike Pence's values.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) April 1, 2017
Oh boy! Can't wait for all those snake-ladies to admit that he's right.
@BryanJFischer But let's keep going! If any of my former male bosses had Mike Pence's values, they'd never have been able to interview me for those jobs— Victoria McNally (@vqnerdballs) April 1, 2017
@BryanJFischer If you're so afraid of yourself that you can't bear to be in the same room as women, that's not a sign of respect. That's a problem.— Victoria McNally (@vqnerdballs) April 1, 2017
@BryanJFischer Mike Pence would fit in nicely in Saudi Arabia. He shares their outlook on women.— Mash (@thisismash) April 1, 2017
@BryanJFischer His values ? An unwillingness to have a professional relationship over lunch with a female? That's sexist, not a defensible value!— Karen Boyce (@karenboyce39) April 1, 2017
@BryanJFischer I would not want to be married to a man in the closet, so no, his values of putting women and minority last are bad enough. Hiding who he is— Action Delaware (@2getherDelaware) April 1, 2017
@BryanJFischer He enables a man who brags abt grabbing pu**y for God's sake, what kind of man are you to suggest Pence is a real catch?— Dazed and Confused (@FreeThinker420) April 1, 2017
@BryanJFischer Uh if I wanted to be married to a lying bigot who puts women down I could have married one most likely. They are not in short supply— Erase Rewind (@EraseRewind1) April 1, 2017
@BryanJFischer Not many. Marriage with no trust therefore no freedom is a prison.— Ѕőмε Ĝůŷ (@MornMoor) April 1, 2017
@BryanJFischer The mistaken calculation is that any significant percent of Americans wish to relive or revisit the puritanical horseshit of centuries past.— Thomas Guido (@thomguido) April 1, 2017
@BryanJFischer No one! Healthy relationships are built on trust, not control. Mike Pence's values are are aligned with the p*ssy grabber. He's no boy scout— S Grant (@Cookie_Ladee) April 1, 2017
@BryanJFischer HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... oh wait, seriously? 30 years with a guy I couldn't trust to have a lunch meeting with a colleague? Hell no!— amy lane (@amymaclane) April 2, 2017
@BryanJFischer I believe the word you're looking for is not so much "values" as "paternalistic BS".— Kevin Stevens (@kevdog) April 2, 2017
Whew. With not a single supportive answer here, it seems like Fischer may have finally learned his lesson about what America really believes in.
Worst example of cultural appropriation ever: LGBTs stole the rainbow from God. It's his. He invented it. Gen. 9:11-17. Give it back.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) April 2, 2017
Ugh. Never mind.