fischerNewsflash, it’s a new year and Bryan Fischer isn’t turning over any new leaves. In fact, he proclaimed today that people who “believe in evolution” (Religious Right codespeak for “are intelligent and understand basic biology”) should not hold office in the United States:

“We don’t share ancestors with apes and baboons,” he proclaimed. “In fact, I would suggest to you that if a politician, if somebody wants to exercise political power and he is an evolutionist, he is disqualified from holding political office in the United States of America.”

Fischer went on to clarify that he doesn’t think there ought to be a law banning people who believe in evolution from holding office, merely that “that American people shouldn’t vote for them because that guy, if he does not believe that we are created beings and that our rights come to us from God, that man cannot be trusted to protect your civil rights.”

Whatever that word salad means.

[h/t Right Wing Watch]