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11/19/2013

Next time Todd Starnes goes on Fox News and denies the AFA is an animus-driven group...

by Jeremy Hooper

...consider the following.

Twice in the past twelve hours, the American Family Association's Sr. Issues Analyst, Bryan Fischer, has taken to his Twitter feed for the purpose of equating LGBT people with those who sexually abuse children. In the first, he links to a story that never once mentions pedophiles (obviously), yet Bryan throws that term into his introduction for obvious reasons:

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In the second, Bryan directly connects the two, as if they are birds of the same "sexually abnormal behavior":

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This is the height of offense. In terms of what a commentator could say to denigrate the world's LGBT population, there are few worse charges. This is a deliberate attempt to make people loathe and shun LGBT people.

This is the American Family Association.

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*If you don't know the headline reference, there's info at link. Fox News' Todd Starnes is a middle man between the rabid groups and his cable network, often going on the channel to run cover for these anti-LGBT figures' overheated ways. Recently, he's taken on defending the AFA as a pet cause of sorts:

Fox News' Todd Starnes claims AFA is simply a 'a well-respected Christian ministry'[GLAAD]

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