Topping or bottoming may give you that sensational feeling like you’re in heaven, but according to one anti-LGBTQ+ radio host, they’ll both send you to a fiery afterlife.
Bryan Fischer, host of American Family Radio, apparently found out what tops and bottoms are — I mean, kinda — and yet felt like enough of an expert to go on his radio show and talk theology about it. The radio show is from the American Family Association, which the Southern Poverty Law Center designated as a hate group in 2010.
“There’s a whole lot of sins that will keep you out of the kingdom of God,” Fischer said, Media Matters reports. “Here’s just a sample: Sexually immoral can’t get in. Idolaters can’t get in. Adulterers can’t get in.”
Fischer then goes on to say that the apostle Paul, author of several chapters in the New Testament, clearly states that tops and bottoms are both not OK.
“Men who practice homosexuality, and the term that Paul uses there, he uses two different terms: one for the active participant, the other for the passive,” Fischer says. “In the homosexual community, one is called the bottom. The other is called the top. Not going to go into any more detail about that, but here Paul is talking about both parts of a homosexual liaison — neither of them is going to make it into the eternal kingdom.”
The right wing seems to have been pretty active in talking about LGBTQ+ issues lately, in no small part due to the rise of out gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Last week, right-wing preacher Franklin Graham posted a note to his Facebook saying that Buttigieg faces “eternal damnation” because of his queer identity.