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02/09/2011

AFA staffer to Bryan Fischer: 'I want to officially reject and distance myself from that viewpoint'

by Jeremy Hooper

Finally, an American Family Association staffer is calling out that organization's suddenly most omnipresent spokesperson, Bryan Fischer:

Thumb Elijah"Native Americans were immoral, so they deserved what happened to them? I find the idea repulsive.

Yesterday, Bryan Fischer posted a blog about how American indians disqualified themselves from any claim to land in America by their sexual immorality and violence. I want to officially reject and distance myself from that viewpoint.
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-Elijah Friedman, The American Family Association

We disagree with Elijah about much. But Bryan Fischer has almost single-handedly destroyed whatever credibility the AFA had left. He has so fully lowered the tone of that organization, that we've actually wondered if he's a rogue operative for our side. In short: Bryan Fischer has driven down the "culture war" discourse to depths where no modern political conversation should ever have to descend.

When it comes to repudiating Mr. Fischer's sweepingly cruel tone, many of us should be able to stand united.

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*For those not familiar with Bryan Fischer: He's the guy who said "Homosexuals in the military gave us...six million dead Jews." He's the guy who's said "homosexuals should be disqualified from public office," who has called on Christian conservatives to breed gays and progressives out of existence, has called gay sex a "form of domestic terrorism," who's said only gays were savage enough for Hitler, has compared gays to heroin abusers, has directly compared laws against gay soldiers to those that apply to bank robbers, who once invoked a Biblical story about stabbing "sexually immoral" people with spears, saying we need this kind of action in modern day, who has spoken out against gays serving as public school teachers, has questioned why Medals of Honor are given to people who save lives (rather than take lives), who says that open service will "assign the United States to the scrap heap of history," who recently commiserated with Bradlee 'Executing homosexuals is moral' Dean, and who has blamed gay activists for dead gay kids, saying that: "If we want to see fewer students commit suicide, we want fewer homosexual students." The guy who said the only acceptable "culture war" truce would have gays giving up their demand for equality. The guy who Warren Throckmorton aptly noted is "to the right of Jerry Falwell" on some LGBT issues. Bryan's words pretty much single-handedly landed the American Family Association on the Southern Poverty Law Center's hate groups list.

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