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10/08/2011

At the Values Voter Summit...

by Jeremy Hooper

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney just called out the AFA"s Bryan Fischer (who will follow him on the speaking schedule), saying he "crosses the line," and that "Poisonous language doesn't advance our cause...the blessings of faith carry the responsibility of civil debate." That's a great testament to all of us who have kept the pressure on Fischer for the past many years (a roundup of some of it here)!

Of course Romney did still chastise marriage equality, so it's not like he came across as civil in the eyes of this legally married American taxpayer. But if he wants to cause dissension within his even more hostile ranks, I'll certainly help him do so.

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Screen Shot 2011-10-08 At 10.30.15 Am**UPDATE: Fischer did, in fact, immediately follow up Romney's speech with obvious digs the Mormon candidate's faith, saying the President must be "a man of sincere, authentic, genuine Christian faith."

I'll get both videos as soon as I can.

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*UPDATE: HOLY CRAP!!!! Fischer's speech is a million times worse than even I would have expected, and everyone is here to see it! He viciously attacked Islam, then linked it with homosexuality: "Just as Islam represents the greatest long term threat, homosexual agenda is the greatest immediate threat" He went on to call homosexuality a "public health hazard" and call for a President who will do the same.

It's what we've all been wanting for years -- connected dots between the mainstream GOP and voices like Fischer's. This is delicious.

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**UPDATE: First vid: Right Wing Watch brings us Romney's comments:

Second vid: Also via Right Wing Watch comes this taste of Fischer:

The whole thing was 10x worse. And it got a standing ovation from the "values" crowd.

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