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From shoot up to shut up: Bryan Fischer now wants us to be closeted mutes

by Jeremy Hooper

Last month, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer suggested gays should be "detoxed" in the same way as IV drug abusers. But now he's weakened his position. Now Bryan just thinks that this world's rich, decent, creative, contributive, charitable, peaceful, tax-paying LGBT population should simply lock themselves in their bedrooms and throw away the key:

Bryan-Fischer"And why is it that defenders of natural marriage are always the ones who get told to shut up? If advocates for special rights for homosexuals would just shut up, this controversy would go away tomorrow.

"If they would take their behavior back to the bedroom instead of demanding approval for it in the streets and at conservative conferences, they’d be left alone and this conversation would be unnecessary
." [Source]

Gays started this "controversy"? Uh huh. That's kind of like saying Tweety Bird is too blame for Sylvester's single-minded obsession, since the yellow canary was born small enough to fit inside the cat's mouth!

No word whether Mr. Fischer would slide our meager daily ration of a stale piece of bread and reclaimed toilet water through some sort of window that the anti-gay evangelicals build into our bedroom doors, or if we would be allowed out for just long enough to claim that which they've deemed us worthy of receiving. But far be it from us to ask too many questions -- we wouldn't want to seem too uppity.


**Oh, and by the way: Why isn't AFA on the Southern Poverty law Center's anti-gay list? We're thinking a little reconsideration is in order. Or more accurately: We've felt that way for over a year.

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I've wondered the same thing. Frankly, any organization that says we should be criminalized belongs on the SPLC's list, which would also mean the FRC.

Regardless, it's obvious what people like Fischer mean when they say they want us to keep our sexuality "in the bedroom." They know that we're generally not out there fucking in the streets or something. What they really mean is that they want us to keep everything, including the fact that we're gay, completely secret, for fear of ostracism, job loss, arrest, assault or murder. That's why they want to bring back sodomy laws and oppose ENDA and our inclusion in hate crime laws. The whole point is to force us back into the closet.

Posted by: AJD | Feb 24, 2010 3:38:47 PM

We uppity homos just don't know our place.

Posted by: Bill S | Feb 24, 2010 4:24:50 PM

Bryan Fischer is well-known in Idaho. The man’s obsession with and hatred of homosexuals is well documented. I have been reporting on this guy for years during his reign of terror on LGBT Idahoans.

His latest rant on criminalizing homosexuals is just the tip of the iceberg of who this hate-monger really is.

For those who are interested in learning more on this bully. I have assembled an archive (The Fischer Files)on my site that readers, reporters, bloggers and activists might find illuminating. Also in the main blog area is an in-depth piece posted eariler this month: "Thank the Idaho media for Bryan Fischer’s national celebrity"

Thanks Good As You for your great work!

Posted by: Jody May-Chang | Feb 24, 2010 5:08:25 PM

Yet again, the anti-gays are obsessed with gay sex acts. Get a new script, guys.

Posted by: DN | Feb 24, 2010 5:15:37 PM

"If they would take their behavior back to the bedroom instead of demanding approval for it in the streets..."

I, for one, have NEVER had sex in the streets. I confine my sexual behavior to my bedroom. ;-)

Posted by: stojef | Feb 24, 2010 7:36:27 PM

I think that I had sex in a street once. No wait, that was my straight college roommate... and it wasn't only once... and it was never the same girl!

Posted by: Dick Mills | Feb 24, 2010 8:10:16 PM

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