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07/15/2010

Fischer hooks in to FRC's cast

by Jeremy Hooper

FischerThe American Family Association's Bryan Fischer is on record saying that only gays were savage enough for Hitler and that because of this, "homosexuals in the military gave us...six million dead Jews." He's also said that "gay sex is a form of domestic terrorism." Then there was the time he directly compared laws against gay soldiers to those that apply to bank robbers. Oh, and who can forget the time Fischer turned his proficiency for and with militarization back to Biblical times, invoking a story about stabbing "sexually immoral" people with spears, saying we need this kind of action in modern day?

Well apparently none of this "expertise" escaped the Family Research Council, for they have just added this exact same incendiary voice to an anti-DADT repeal webcast that they've planned for next week:

FRC, together with some distinguished guests from across the military and political spectrum, will be tackling these issues in next Tuesday's webcast, "Mission Compromised." Confirmed speakers include General John Sheehan (USMC, Ret.), Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Rep. Todd Akin, Frank Gaffney of Center for Security Policy, Austin Nimocks of ADF, Bryan Fischer of AFA, Dr. Robert Labutta (U.S. Army, Ret.), and FRC experts Cathy Ruse and Jeanne Monahan. Don't miss this important event, which kicks off on July 20 at 8:30 p.m. (ET).
Get Your Marching Orders on FRC's Special Military [FRC]

Yes, that's right: A senator, a congressman, and some retired military personnel will sit alongside a man who has become known in "culture war" politics for being perhaps the most volatile voice from the "pro-family" side. A man who has publicly vowed to refrain from any kind of truce on any of these conservative-declared battles:

"...[T]the other side will never give up, never back down, never quit. They pursue their radical agenda with a mindless persistence, pressing, clamoring, hectoring, demanding, bloviating without ceasing. There can be no truce with such an adversary.

I'm reminded of the homosexuals who demanded sex with Lot's guests, as recorded in Genesis 19:4-10. They "surrounded the house" and "pressed hard against the man Lot" until they were blinded by God. Even that didn't stop them. "They wore themselves out groping for the door."

We are up against tireless adversaries and we ourselves must be tireless and unflagging in our opposition to their life- and culture-destroying agenda.

Whether we want to be at war with them is immaterial. They are at war with us and our values, and we either fight back or we lose our country.
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Gov. Daniels: A 'truce' is a surrender [Bryan Fischer]

Not only is this booking offensive to LGBT people and allies: It's offensive to every one of our soldiers, all of whom deserve to have this national conversation play out in the most rational way possible.

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*OTHER FISCHER:

The time Mr. Fischer suggested social conservatives should "outbreed" their opposition

The time Mr. Fischer compared gays to heroin abusers

The time Mr. Fischer oddly interpreted past historical oppressions

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