Bryan Fischer: Obama Was “Rude” To Bring Up LGBT Rights In Kenya

Bryan Fischer, of the anti-gay American Family Association, says President Obama was “rude” to stand up for LGBT rights during his visit to Kenya over the weekend.

Via Right Wing Watch:

“These political leaders know what homosexual behavior does,” he said, and they “want something better for the African people than what homosexual conduct give them.”

These leaders do not need someone like Obama lecturing them, Fischer continued, because they “are more enlightened” than the United State on this issue.

“We are smart enough, we are bright enough, we are intelligent enough, we are sane enough to make this kind of behavior contrary to public policy,” Fischer said, as he approvingly laid out what he believe the correct African position on this issue to be. “We’re not going to embrace it, we’re not going to promote it, we’re not even going to make it legal.”

Nevertheless, President Obama went to Kenya and criticized laws criminalizing homosexuality which, Fischer said, “in my mind just makes him rude.”

Interestingly, Fischer says that most African nations outlaw homosexuality, in part, because the continent has been ravaged by AIDS.

What Fischer leaves out is that the vast majority of HIV/AIDS patients in Africa are heterosexual.

American Family Foundation Denounces Hate Speech By Bryan Fischer

Yesterday, I posted about the “firing” of Bryan Fischer by the SPLC-certified hate group, American Family Association.

It seems the “firing” was more a transparent strategy to distance itself from the hateful rhetoric of Mr. Fischer; however, while he is stripped of his former title, he continues to host the organizations daily radio show and write for the AFA blog.

Ergo, he is still part of the organization.

Today, in a letter to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the AFA presented a laundry list of claims by their radio host Bryan Fischer and demanded that such bile-bearing hate speech not be attributed to their organization in the future.

The American Family Association’s list:

• AFA rejects the idea expressed by Bryan Fischer that “Free exercise of religion” only applies to Christians. Consequently, AFA rejects Bryan’s assertions that Muslims should not be granted permits to build mosques in the United States;

• AFA rejects the ideas expressed by Bryan Fischer that the violent expulsion of Native Americans was divinely ordained and that, “Superstition, savagery and sexual immorality” morally disqualified Native Americans from “sovereign control of American soil.”

• AFA rejects the ideas expressed by Bryan Fischer that “we” need to clamp down on immigration because Hispanics are socialist by nature and vote Democratic because it allows them to “benefit from the plunder of the wealth of the United States.”

• AFA rejects Bryan Fischer’s characterization of minorities as “people who rut like rabbits.”

• AFA rejects the statement by Bryan Fischer that, “Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews.”

• AFA rejects the policy advocated by Bryan Fischer that homosexual conduct should be illegal.

• AFA rejects the notion advocated by Bryan Fischer that, “We need an underground railroad to protect innocent children from same-sex households.”

• AFA rejects Bryan Fischer’s statement that, “If Hillary Clinton becomes president In 2016, she will not only be our first female president, she could be our first lesbian president.”

In light of this notice, do not continue to charge AFA with the statements by Bryan Fischer that we have repudiated. When identifying “hate groups” in the context of training military or law enforcement personnel, do not put AFA in a false light by quoting Mr. Fischer’s statements that we have repudiated.

The SPLC responded in this manner:

Without ending Mr. Fischer’s talk show, without apologizing for the bigoted statements that he, Mr. Wildmon, and others associated with the AFA have made, and without making it crystal clear that the AFA will not tolerate any such statements in the future, the AFA’s 11th-hour disavowal of Mr. Fischer appears to serve only one purpose: to give the AFA a degree of plausible deniability while it continues to spew hateful rhetoric. It’s a shell game and a transparent one at that.

However, after the years of hate speech by Fischer, I’m more inclined to think along the lines of my friend Joe Jervis at JoeMyGod:

To the AFA’s request we say FUCK THAT. Bryan Fischer is paid by the AFA, his office is staffed by the AFA, and his vile words are broadcast nationwide every motherfucking day by the AFA. As long at that continues to be the case, the American Family Association OWNS every fucking word that Bryan Fisher spews.

Hate Group Leader No More – Bryan Fischer Fired By American Family Association

For years, readers have seen me posted about the outrageous and hateful things that have spewed forth from Bryan Fischer – now formerly of the hate group, the American Family Association.

It seems all things must come to an end something, as the AFA announced tonight that Bryan Fischer is no longer the spokesman for the organization; the position he has held for years.

From the clip description:

Rachel Maddow tonight broke news that the American Family Association has officially fired notorious evangelist Bryan Fischer after a controversy involving the RNC and Israel. Fischer is notorious for having some––well, let’s not sugarcoat it––crazy views on gays, “homofascists,” more crazy views on gays, and… yeah, basically a lot of gay stuff.

Fischer is so out there, he concocted some insane conspiracy theory last year that the only reason Shepard Smith wasn’t freaking out about Ebola is because he wants to support President Obama‘s big government gay agenda.

At issue this time is an RNC trip to Israel that was apparently being paid for by the American Family Association, of which Fischer is the director of issues analysis.

Or, rather, he was. Until today.

Maddow quoted AFA President Tim Wildmon as dismissing Fischer as “just a talk show host” who is no longer associated with the AFA. When asked specifically what bothered him about Fischer, he cited “the soundbite quotes, you know, the Hitler and the homosexuality one… we reject that.”

I invite you to watch the video below where Rachel Maddow explains how this impacts the Republican National Committee and Israel.

Ding, dong, the witch is dead, which old witch? The wicked witch…

American Family Association Teases Super-Secret Anti-Gay Tool

Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association

The American Family Association serves notice (in their year-end money beg) that they have developed a super-secret, “revolutionary” weapon to fight the gays.

Shhhh. It’s a secret!

From the American Family Association head Tim Wildmon:

“Early next year, AFA will launch a new project unlike any other in the pro-family movement. It’s been almost a year in the making and we’re just about ready to release it.

“Because atheists and homosexual activists will go all out to attack AFA and this revolutionary new tool for Christians and their families, I can’t go into much detail right now. But I can tell you that we have put an enormous amount of work and financial resources behind it.

“Your financial support couldn’t come at a more critical time. AFA is one of a handful of groups actually fighting back against the secularists and the humanists in an organized fashion and making a real difference. Won’t you please consider making a small contribution to help us continue our work?

“First, it’s tax-deductible. AFA is a 501c3 organization and depends entirely on friends like you to keep us going strong. Secondly, I want to send you a free gift as a way of saying thanks for your support. Please make your generous donation today!”

American Family Association’s Tim Wildmon Is Really, Really Mad

The American Family Association is uber-mad that the Human Rights Campaign is working towards equal rights for LGBT folks in the south.

Really, really, super mad.

And they really hate that they are being called out for the anti-gay rhetoric they dish out which can lead to gays, lesbians or transgender folks being bullied or harrassed or sometimes killed. Yes, killed.

Gasp – as if no one has ever heard of a gay person being assaulted in the name of religion.

Check what AFA President Tim Wildmon has to say below via press release:

“There is a war against the Bible in America and a war to marginalize the millions of Americans who believe the Bible,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “HRC is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in outside monies to undermine what Scripture teaches and to insult, denigrate and target those who hold to Scripture. For an organization that claims tolerance, HRC employs deceptive tactics and outright lies to attack those who respectfully disagree with them. This is hardly tolerance.”

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest homosexual activist organization, has begun running television ads in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas. Named “Project One America,” the ad campaign is out to change the minds of individuals regarding the nature of homosexuality.

“AFA will not be fooled by this campaign to normalize homosexuality in the southern states,” Wildmon added. “And we hope others won’t be fooled either. The ads are deceptive and meant to mislead. It’s never OK to bully, harass or physically assault homosexual individuals. These ads tell outright lies claiming Bible-believers favor such hateful and violent practices. When you have to lie to make your case, it’s a clear indication your case is devoid of truth.”

(h/t JMG)

American Family Association Targets Companies Who Don’t Say “Christmas” Enough

The American Family Association like to say they want corporations to stay “neutral” when it comes to cultural issues, but don’t believe them.

Today they published their list of “naughty or nice” companies – those that say “Christmas” in all of their holiday advertising or only sometimes.

Basically, this is their boycott list.

Except, their boycotts don’t actually end up achieving anything.

(h/t JMG)

Tim Wildmon of the AFA says he can tell who’s gay on the street

In this video, Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association says he can tell who is gay because “they walk like a girl,” which Linda Harvey blames on Hollywood.

According to Harvey, even Super Bowl commercials show men who aren’t “masculine.” But catch how she backtracks several times over herself – she starts what is clearly going to be a gross generalization, then qualifies the statement before she even finishes the sentence.

And trust me, there are MANY gay men who are not “effeminate.” And by the way – WHO CARES?

Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words.


Boycott fail – American Family Association claims “victory” over Home Depot after stock triples in value

American Family Association president Tim Wildmon is claiming victory in terms of a boycott of Home Depot – despite the fact that Home Depot’s stock value has more than tripled since AFA’s so-called boycott began:

“I’m glad to report to you that we are suspending the boycott of Home Depot.

After monitoring the company for several months, AFA is satisfied the company has withdrawn its major financial contributions to gay activist groups and events. I truly believe this is a direct result of your willingness to become involved.

In fact, more than 750,000 people signed the Boycott Home Depot Pledge.

Although Home Depot has made changes, we will continue to monitor their behavior. We suspect Home Depot will publicly deny having made changes, but their actions speak louder than words. Your AFA will continue to challenge major U.S. companies to remain neutral in the culture wars rather than to use their resources to promote anti-family issues.

Thank you for standing with us. Our efforts are making a difference!”

Think Progress has a statement from Home Depot:

“We haven’t made any changes to our policies for inclusion and respect of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation. We have not directed our associates to discontinue participation in Pride or other community events, and have no intention of doing so.”

(via JMG)