Good As You: AFA Roundup

04/07/2011

Truancy for Homo-Hostility: 2011 edition

This from the ever-prioritized American Family Association: The Day of Silence, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), fast approaches. This year it will take place in most public schools on April 15. On this...

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04/05/2011

Bryan Fischer: People run for office to either slight or praise Jesus

Bryan Fischer's sadly cynical, unsurprisingly reductive explanation of why people pursue elected office: People pursue public office for one of two reasons, one contrary to the spirit of Christ, the other consistent with it. Some - perhaps most - pursue...

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04/04/2011

AFA's Don Wildmon: Television 'worst thing that ever happened to America'

Sorry for the oversight, all actual worst things. *** *RELATED: Think Progress' Igor Volsky pressed GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on his cozy relationship with Wildmon's AFA: Gingrich Insists Anti-Gay Hate Group He Funded Is Not A Hate Group [The...

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02/21/2011

Bryan Fischer ready to lead modern marriage movement; we second the NOMination

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer, defiant as always: "This battle is not over, not by a long shot, and will not ever be as long as we defenders of natural marriage have breath left in our bodies. We will...

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02/18/2011

Bryan Fischer tired of getting blistered; we're tired of him attributing every societal blister to our bedrooms

And now this lesson on civil discourse from a man whose all but obliterated the concept: [AFA] *** *The "civil" things Bryan Fischer considers to be true: He's the guy who said "Homosexuals in the military gave us...six million dead...

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02/17/2011

Video: You pushed a bad vote, AFA. You didn't bind our minds or mouths!

- Continued overlooking of the 6,410,482 residents who cast a principled vote against discrimination, with all involved acting as if only the 7,001,084 Californians who voted in favor of Proposition 8 matter in this ongoing conversation. - Continued attempt to...

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02/10/2011

In which the AFA's war on fair discourse turns in-house

Of course they did: AFA removes article at odds with Bryan Fischer on Native Americans [Warren Throckmorton] Seriously: When did the American Family Association become the "Bryan Fischer Adoration Society"? I mean, fine -- good for us. But seriously: What...

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02/09/2011

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

Finally, an American Family Association staffer is calling out that organization's suddenly most omnipresent spokesperson, Bryan Fischer: "Native Americans were immoral, so they deserved what happened to them? I find the idea repulsive. Yesterday, Bryan Fischer posted a blog about...

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02/07/2011

Rest of 'pro-family' movement: Does this man's prominence not concern any of you?

Some truisms on life: The sun rises in the east, sets in the west. Into human lungs flows oxygen, out flows carbon dioxide. What goes up eventually comes down. Where there's smoke, there's fire. Where there's a "Jersey Shore" cast...

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01/31/2011

Video: Bryan Fischer makes fair and measured statements on range of subjects

Just kidding. It's really just more of the same myopic extremism we're used to hearing from Bryan: *** *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...

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01/28/2011

Video: Not to be confused with seitan's strategy of feeding vegetarians

No word on whether Satan is responsible for apostrophe oversights. But Bryan Fischer will use this typographically-fallen video to warn you about the red basement-dweller's influence in other areas: [American Family Association] *** Bryan's version of truth: "Homosexuals in the...

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01/27/2011

Video: And now Bryan Fischer will 'explain' science, matter, evolution:

*** **FOR THOSE NOT FAMILIAR WITH FISCHER: He's the guy who's said that "homosexuals in the military gave us...six million dead Jews," who's said "homosexuals should be disqualified from public office," who has called on Christian conservatives to breed gays...

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01/18/2011

Flashback Tuesday: When the AFA sniffed out a 'Mighty' silly target

22+ years ago, long before the organization's daily attacks on gays, the American Family Association was going after flower-addicted cartoon rodents: Two decades later, this organization is still setting misguided traps. At some point, an America that truly values its...

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01/05/2011

The (far-)right tool for screwing gay soldiers: Go to AFA, not Home Depot

Considering all credible polls show Americans supporting Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal by somewhere in the ballpark of 60-70%, we're thinking the American Family Association might want to reconsider its strategy here: The nation's largest homosexual activist group, Human Rights...

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01/04/2011

50 equality-less states. DADT. Now tax-supported 'mo cure hunts? The AFA's lost sacred cows never cease!

You know that recently passed measure in California (AB 2199) that did nothing more than strike down the outdated, offensive language from the 1950s that had instructed the State Department of Mental Health to conduct research into the "causes and...

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Video: Protect the sanctity of sophomoric 'humor'

What's the American Family Association's big takeaway from Captain Owen Honors' video controversy? That once Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal is all said and the done, the right of religious people to use "Saturday Night Live type" anti-gay, anti-woman slurs...

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12/30/2010

Fischer's idea of a truce: Gays sit down, shut up, and hope American Pie flakes off a few crumbs

Bryan Fischer works the fundamental misrepresentation that keeps anti-gay "culture warring" rooted into the realm of American pastime: A “truce” would have been homosexual activists coming to the FRC and AFA and saying, hey, we won’t push gays in the...

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12/27/2010

Bow to foreign biases: AFA's Smith mines commonality from homo-hostility

The far right's latest talking point regarding DADT repeal? The one that says pro-equality activists are being culturally insensitive to those who "potential adversaries" who wish to dislike LGBT people. This from the American Family Association's David P. Smith: The...

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Bryan Fischer belies movement's fanciful productions, admits military to become more equal

The American Family Association's liability of an employee, Bryan Fischer, has posted one of his most interesting pieces to date. Because while sure, the column is filled with the same sort of anti-gay aggression for which Fischer is known and...

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12/20/2010

America on the ropes, says 'pro-family' group on the wane

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer: Rarely can you point to a moment in time when a nation consigned itself to the scrap heap of history. Today, when the Senate normalized sexual perversion in the military, was that moment for...

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12/14/2010

Professed supporters stood with procedural obstruction -- yet repeal *backers* are the arm-twisters?!

In their latest call to action against Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal, the American Family Association says the following about the Senators who voted against the National Defense Authorization Act but who will likely support standalone repeal: Some Senators who...

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12/03/2010

Video: War involves killing and being killed -- yet it's the *while gay* part that concerns God?!

"The Gaying of America" [AFA] Such priorities. ** *One more from AFA Radio's esteemed annals: Tony Perkins says the anti-LGBT Manhattan Declaration is nothing more than reinforcement of the Declaration of Independence's preamble: *SEE ALSO: Our post on the Manhattan...

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Gay groups are cold-hearted, hateful, and cruel, says man who blames gays for six million dead Jews

So many social conservatives simply love, love, love the fact that a crude and cruel disease hit the gay population in this country (as opposed to other countries) earliest and hardest. None more so than the American Family Association's in-house...

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11/29/2010

In fact we're so into stifling Bryan's speech that we'll now write our 47th post about him

Bryan Fischer's words pretty much single-handedly landed the American Family Association on the Southern Poverty Law Center's hate groups list. So it's no surprise that Bryan would be touchy about SPLC's role in the public discourse: Thus, in a strange...

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11/24/2010

Bryan Fischer: Pentagon doesn't realize God will nuke an inclusive armed forces

And now another charming minute with the "pro-family" liability that is the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer: "A military that is weakened spiritually is a military that is a weakened fighting force. The ancient Scriptures still have it right: “Unless...

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11/22/2010

SPLC hate groups: 5 more anti-LGBT orgs to enter annals

Holy crap: Via Truth Wins Out, we see that the Southern Poverty Law Center has released a piece profiling Of 18 anti-gay organizations and has announced that they will be adding 5 new organizations to their list of active anti-gay...

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11/16/2010

Bryan Fischer's army: A 'macho' video game scored in body counts

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer is no stranger to hostility towards gays and their existences. But now the incendiary Fischer has a bone to pick with -- the Medal of Honor ceremony?! Have a look: We have feminized the...

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11/11/2010

Video: San Francisco-style showering

(H/t: Towle) Happy Veterans Day, be you a red-blooded American solider or a sex-crazed gay who enters the armed forces simply to see how often you can use your body wash as lube.

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11/05/2010

Forget birther movement: Fischer's moved on to born-eight-years-ago claims

He's the most powerful man in the free world. But now the American Family Association's incredibly incendiary Bryan Fischer is suggesting that at his heart, President Obama is actually little more than a petulant third grader: "The president developed a...

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10/26/2010

SHOCKING: Home Depot gave -- hold on to your hats for this one -- FRISBEES to parade attendees!

The American Family Association is now lashing out at the Home Depot for, among other benign things, passing out this goody bag to attendees of the 2010 Atlanta Pride Festival: The Home Depot gives gifts to thousands of homosexual activists...

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10/25/2010

Bryan Fischer: All gays end up 'diseased, lonely, and dead'

"People argue that some folks have a genetic, hereditary predisposition to alcoholism. We would never say to such individuals, “Hey, in most cases, we tell people not to drink themselves into a stupor - it will destroy your life, your...

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10/19/2010

Fake suicides as self-serving activism: Stay Jesus-y, AFA!

Christians are a majority in this country. There is no demonstrable trend of Christian students being bullied or harassed, much less being tormented into suicide. Most any LGBT-centric reactions that have come down against evangelicals are due to either an...

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10/12/2010

The AFA, straight (and only straight) from former workhorses' mouths

For years, Allie Martin has been nothing more than a name to me. He's been little more than part of the far-right gumbo of reporters who put their bylines on anti-gay stories, in Allie's case with the American Family Association's...

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09/21/2010

We wouldn't be so 'sharply divided', Mike, if your side's obtuse arguments weren't so oddly cutting

The American Family Association and Townhall's Mike Adams: "Even a slight movement in the direction of government-backed same-sex marriage will be disastrous. It will open the door on a number of troubling issues: Should bisexuals be permitted to marry two...

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09/09/2010

Religious freedom, American Family Association style

Bryan Fischer is on record saying that "only gays were savage enough for Hitler" and that "homosexuals in the military gave us...six million dead Jews." But today gays get a brief reprieve, so that Fischer (and by logical extension the...

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09/01/2010

Audio: Iowans should fire people for capably fulfilling their duties

Bob Vander Plaats, the man who's heading up the effort to oust three of the nine state Supreme Court justices who joined the unanimous decision that brought marriage equality to Iowa, made an appearance on the uber-incendiary Bryan Fischer's AFA...

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08/30/2010

Hey Brian Fischer: Stay away from my rectum and my rights!

Because of the conservative star's failure to see same-sex marriage as a national threat, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer has a message for talker Glenn Beck. Here's a summation: Glenn, Glenn, wake up and smell the arsenic, my friend....

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08/10/2010

Dropping the fair and nice mosque: AFA star has something he'd like to raze

Yep, Christian conservatives, you're probably right: It surely is your side that most fully loves, honors, and protects religious freedom in this country: "Permits should not be granted to build even one more mosque in the United States of America,...

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08/05/2010

'I, [insert hetero-sounding name], swear to protect the constitution and my opposite-sex attractions'

This from the man who the Family Research Council recently used as a DADT policy expert, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer: "[Judge Walker] is Exhibit A as to why homosexuals should be disqualified from public office. Character is an...

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07/21/2010

Breaking: AFA to get caulk and fertilizer elsewhere

Personally, I probably wouldn't have used "the" in the url, since most people simply call the stores "Home Depot." But then again, I probably wouldn't have used even one word of the American Family Association's new boycott url, since I...

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07/20/2010

Decoding nonsense with man who used to code it

We can talk all day about what the "pro-family" troops are and are not trying to do. But those who have been on the inside will always have a leg up on us in terms of firsthand insight. Which is...

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07/09/2010

AFA: Mourning TV

[SOURCE] It's cute how they act like they're not already watching "Fox & Friends."

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06/23/2010

In which the AFA offends all victims of *actual* child abuse

Ya gotta give them credit: When it comes to finding the most extreme line to cross, the American Family Association is without rival: This weekend, the Northwest Arkansas Gay Pride Parade will have a 10-year-old boy, Will Marshall [ed. note:...

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06/22/2010

Love your dads, become part of an AFA condemnation

Flickr user deniseolrich caught a cute shot of these two young Boston Pride revelers: [SOURCE] sjandersonphoto caught the flip side: [SOURCE] Together, they make up a peaceful, easy portrait of American family life. A Norman Rockwell for the iPad age....

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06/14/2010

War is hell; Bryan Fischer thinks we're leading folks to both

And now another bit of sunshine from a key speaker at the Family Research Council's upcoming Values Voters Summit, Bryan Fischer: "...[T]the other side will never give up, never back down, never quit. They pursue their radical agenda with a...

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06/10/2010

Bryan Fischer: Lie-ability

And now this, from booked speaker at the Family Research Council's upcoming Values Voters Summit, Bryan Fischer: Some of England's leading newspapers - The Sun, the Telegraph, the Daily Mail - all had feature stories yesterday about the latest Taliban...

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06/07/2010

If links are love, then Bryan Fischer just gay-married us

Bryan "Homosexuals in the military gave us...six million dead Jews" Fischer seems quite proud of all of the remarkably offensive things that he's said about gays over the past few months. In fact, in a new blog post wherein he...

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05/27/2010

More Bryan Fischer: 'Homosexuals in the military gave us...six million dead Jews'

Holy mother of ass-crazy: The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer has managed to take his gays/Hitler comments to a whole new level: "Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war...

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05/25/2010

Video: Only gays were savage enough for Hitler

Over the past few months, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer has compared us "sexually immoral" gays to heroin abusers, compared gay soldiers to bank robbers, and suggested that modern day Christians are suffering the way that victims of Dred...

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05/24/2010

Video: Dear spear manufacturers: Do not sell to the American Family Association!

Over the past few months, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer has compared us "sexually immoral" gays to heroin abusers, compared gay soldiers to bank robbers, and suggested that modern day Christians are suffering the way that victims of Dred...

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