'NY Times' positions Bryan Fischer as mere 'issues analyst', AFA as mere 'evangelical group'
Because we cannot remind you enough—this is Bryan Fischer:
- On multiple occasions, called for an “Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households”
- Says about LGBT activists: "We cannot accommodate, we can't compromise, we can't find middle ground. They cannot be reasoned with, they cannot be compromised with, they cannot be dialogued with—they can only be defeated!"
- Says: "In the wake of what we've seen at Penn State, that alone out to be enough to say that, look: we are not going to put children in same-sex households—we are not going to adopt them into same-sex households. We are not going to give custody, if somebody goes into the homosexual lifestyle after siring children—bringing children into the world with an opposite-sex partner—they are not going to get custody of these children. If they have visits with those kids, they are going to be supervised visits. We cannot trust the sexual integrity and innocence and purity of those kids with those who have same-sex preferences. The risk is far, far too high.
-"The homosexual agenda represents the single greatest modern threat to freedom of religion and conscience.”
- Says: "The real haters are homosexuals. The real venom is coming from those that support the homosexual agenda, either homosexual activists, homosexuals, or those that support the homosexual agenda. They are the real haters. There is a heterophobic hatred, there is a Christophobic hatred that is just seething, there's a dark, venomous, demonic hatred that is in the homosexual community."
- Says "The Democrats as a party, I believe, they want slaves, they want Americans to be as slavishly dependent upon the central government as slaves were upon their masters in pre-Civil War days, that’s what they want.” Claims African-Americans "stay on the Democratic plantation" because they are "like drug-added addicts and the Democrat Party has gotten them addicted to welfare benefits."
- "The homosexual agenda represents a clear and present danger to virtually every fundamental right given to us by our Creator and enshrined for us in our Constitution."
- “Ladies and gentlemen, they [gay people] are Nazis (see video at :24). Do not be under any illusions about what homosexual activists will do with your freedoms and your religion if they have the opportunity. They’ll do the same thing to you that the Nazis did to their opponents in Nazi Germany.”
- “Islam is a totalitarian political ideology. It is as racist as the KKK. ... Allowing a mosque to be built in town is fundamentally no different than granting a building permit to a KKK cultural center built in honor of some King Kleagle.”
- "It is time, I suggest, to stop the practice of allowing Muslims to serve in the U.S. military. The reason is simple: the more devout a Muslim is, the more of a threat he is to national security."
- Fischer's bullying prevention plan: "If We Want to See Fewer Students Commit Suicide, We Want Fewer Homosexual Students"
- "There is no spirit of God in Islam. It is the spirit of Satan (see video at :19). It is the spirit of darkness. It is the spirit of tyranny. It is the spirit of bondage."
- Claims homosexuality is a form of "domestic terrorism"
- In order to stop open service in America, Bryan claimed of the past: "Homosexuality gave us Adolf Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews."
- Said: "homosexuality represents an evolutionary degrade"…"evidence of a species devolving."
- Claims "allowing gay adoption is a form of sexual abuse"
- In a now-scrubbed columned, intimated that Native Americans are innately cursed because they "cling to the darkness of indigenous superstition".
Bryan Fischer [GLAAD CAP]
So for his daily work denigrating certain people, what kind of access, credence, and passes does Bryan get in our modern culture? Oh, well—he still gets to give benign, decontextualized quotes to a little paper called The New York Times:
The reality is we are not a hate group. We are a truth group,” said Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for the association. “We tell the truth about homosexual behavior.”
Christian Group Finds Gay Agenda in an Anti-Bullying Day [NY Times]
It is un-fricking-believable the way the mainstream media covers our issues in the name of "balance." The American Family Association is identified as nothing more than a "conservative evangelical group." Fischer is IDed as nothing more than a "director of issue analysis." There is virtually no insight given into what this organization does or how its voices advocate (even if the report ends on a note about the AFA's action meeting rejection). The bottom, extremely dangerous, media-negligent fact of the matter is that the AFA is simply presented as the counterpoint to the Southern Poverty Law Center's pro-acceptance, pro-equality points.
If it enrages you, that's because it should.
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