News Round-Up: January 6, 2020

Michael J. Reynolds (mugshot via Metro Nashville Police)

Some news items you might have missed:

NBC News: New York City Police officer Michael J. Reynolds (above), who broke into a black woman’s home in Tennessee and threatened her and her sons with a racist slur has resigned from the force. Last month, Reynolds was sentenced to 15 days in jail and three years’ probation after pleading no contest to one count of aggravated criminal trespassing and three counts of assault.

The Advocate: Hate preacher Steven Anderson, the Arizona minister whose death wishes for LGBTQ people have gotten him banned from more than 30 countries, says Australia is being devastated by wildfires because he was banned from the country.

Twitter: Singer Lizzo says she’s done with Twitter for now – “Too many trolls…”

JoeMyGod: American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer told his listeners gay men founded the Nazi party: “Let’s not forget that the Nazi Party started in a gay bar. The Nazi Party started in a gay bar in Munich, Germany, and the Stormtroopers were Hitler’s enforcers in the early days of the Nazi regime — the S.A., the Stormtroopers. Without exception, the officers in Hitler’s private army were homosexuals. You had no chance of advancing through the ranks unless you were a hardcore homosexual.”

NewNowNext: Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal has secured the rights to produce and star in the film adaptation of the award-winning Broadway musical, Fun Home. He will play troubled gay patriarch Bruce Bechdel, who runs the family funeral home.

Delaware News Journal: A Republican County Chairman in Pennsylvania, Chris Rowe, has announced he will resign for using the word “faggots” in a comment on a recent Facebook post. “Faggots cannot handle reality. Bad guy loses FB pisses themselves,” wrote Rowe. He later added on Facebook that he feels he has nothing to apologize for as the comment was “locker room talk” between him and a lifelong friend. #LockerroomTalk

Apple TV: Check out this first look at the five-part series Visible: Out on Television debuting on Apple TV+ on February 14.

Apple TV’s The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon was thrilling to watch. Just saying…

Right-Wing Loon: Mayor Pete Will Be “The Greatest Threat To Religious Liberty In Our Nation’s History”

Homophobe Bryan Fischer pens this essay for the virulently anti-LGBTQ American Family Associations' OneNewsNow site:
Bryan Fischer

These things make it to my inbox all the time. I only subscribe to such lists to keep tabs on what ridiculousness homophobic haters work themselves into.

Most of the mainstream doesn’t ever see this kind of hate, but we deal with it every day.

Every now and then, I like to share these here on The Randy Report because we should know this kind of hate exists.

Homophobe Bryan Fischer pens this essay for the virulently anti-LGBTQ American Family Associations’ OneNewsNow site:

Pete Buttigieg is an open and defiant homosexual who wants to be our next president. His sexual proclivities are enough all by themselves to disqualify him from the Oval Office.

We can certainly understand the left’s condemnation of Trump for his sexual romps with porn stars 12 or 13 years ago. This means, of course, that unless they are profoundly hypocritical, regressives will be able to understand our legitimate concerns about Buttigieg’s aberrant sexual conduct and what it means for his qualifications to become the leader of the Free World.

He is an enthusiastic supporter of “The Equality Act” (more accurately, “The Homosexual Supremacy Act”). This bill is the single greatest direct threat to the America established by the Founders. Under a Buttigieg presidency, it would indeed be “Homosexuality Uber Alles.” Buttigieg’s own sexual preference is a huge problem in all this. His identity is wrapped up in getting societal approval for his behavior. He cannot live in a society that does not celebrate his sexual choices. If that means trampling on the First Amendment, tough darts.

In other matters, Buttigieg believes “climate change” is a threat to our national security, and supports gun control laws, single-payer health care, and amnesty for illegal aliens. Do not let his boyish good looks and charm deceive you. He threatens everything that you and I cherish.

Under President Buttigieg, the First Amendment will be eviscerated. It will just be words on parchment, a relic of a time gone by when America was free.

Bottom line: President Pete Buttigieg will be the greatest threat to religious liberty in our nation’s history. Consider yourself warned.

Interesting that Fischer notes Buttigieg’s “boyish good looks and charm.”

Fischer was fired from his position as spokesman for the AFA back in 2015 after trying to connect LGBTQ people with Nazis, although he’s been allowed to continue hosting a radio show for the anti-LGBTQ organization.

Hate Group Leader: If Cory Booker Is Gay, He Is Disqualified From Being Prez

Hate group leader Bryan Fischer tweets, "Is America ready for a homosexual president? If Cory Booker turns out to be gay, he is disqualified. Cannot have a man who engages in sexually deviant behavior in the White House."
Bryan Fischer


In tweeting out a link to Politico’s article on Senator Cory Booker’s bid to become the Democratic candidate for president in 2020, virulently anti-gay activist Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, asks:

“Is America ready for a homosexual president? If Cory Booker turns out to be gay, he is disqualified. Cannot have a man who engages in sexually deviant behavior in the White House.”

The U.S. Constitution lists the following as requirements to be president: one must be 35 years of age, a resident within the United States for 14 years, and a natural born Citizen.

While Booker has publicly stated he is not gay (and whether he is or isn’t is none of our business), there is nothing in the Constitution that disqualifies someone LGBT from being president.

The American Family Association has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The Twitterverse clapped back with a lopsided 12:1 ratio of comments to ‘Likes.’

Bryan Fischer: Musicians Cancelling Concerts Is An Act Of “War” On Christians

Virulently anti-LGBT American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer has decided that the act of musicians (Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen) cancelling concerts in states with anti-LGBT laws constitutes an act of war against Christianity.

At the same time, the AFA has announced a boycott of PayPal for withdrawing business expansion plans in North Carolina over the recent ‘hate law,’ HB 2.

From the AFA:

It is astounding that Fortune 500 companies are ruining their reputation over a law that ensures men and women use separate restrooms. Many of these same corporations, including PayPal, are doing business in Saudi Arabia—a country in which homosexuals are fined, jailed or killed for their lifestyle. Yet where is the action there? This is the very definition of hypocrisy! It is understandable if companies lobby for a lower corporate tax or for more grants, but to weigh in on a bathroom bill is nonsense. If you have a PayPal account, join American Family Association and cancel it today.

I like what my friend Joe Jervis of JoeMyGod says about the hypocrisy of boycotts, according to the conservative right wing-nuts:

When powerful national Christian groups with millions of members call for boycotts, that is a righteous use of the free market in order to preserve morality, marriage, family, and the American way. But when pro-LGBT folks call for a boycott, THAT is homo-fascist intimidation, intolerance, bullying, economic terrorism, a stifling of religious liberty, and an attempt to deny the freedom of speech. And don’t you forget it.

Hate Group Leader: Obama Is Setting Up A Way For Courts To Legalize Prostitution

Bryan Fischer

Hate group leader Bryan Fischer hypothesizes (in his cyncial, bizarro world logic) that the real reason for the raid on the corporate offices of Rentboy is to set up a complex set of events that would lead to President Obama fighting for legalizing prostitution.

So the question naturally is why. Why would Obama suddenly bring the hammer down on homosexual prostitution?

Maybe, in the wake of the Ashley Madison hack, he wants to get all the client information from this website in federal custody to protect the identities of his political and social friends who may be customers.

Or Obama believes, with homosexuality being the flavor of the year in the world of sexual abnormality, this is the moment to haul homosexual prostitutes into court and get some federal judge somewhere to rule that prostitution cannot be made illegal under the United States Constitution.

With no prayer of getting a bill legalizing prostitution through Congress, his best hope is the court system.

And his best chance to get the favorable ruling he wants, given the current cultural zeitgeist, is if the defendants in courts are homosexual prostitutes rather than heterosexual ones. What politically correct judge today would dare to rule against the sin of sodomy anywhere at anytime?

In other words, Obama is pursuing this action not because he wants to punish homosexual prostitutes but because he wants the Supreme Court to exonerate them.

Obama knows that this action will be challenged in court, and that when the appeal makes it to the Supreme Court, he can count on the Court’s five homosexual activists to rule that laws against money for sex are antiquated, outmoded, and so 18th century.

And poof, the last vestige of moral standards with regard to adult sexuality will be gone.

In other words, Bryan Fischer has now completely lost his mind.

(h/t JMG)

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.

Bryan Fischer Demands Conservative Gay Commentator Be Fired

Earlier this week, I reported on the coming out of Guy Benson, political editor at the conservative website

Well, right on cue the American Family Association’s reliable anti-gay asshat Bryan Fischer, who wasted no time in demanding that Benson now be fired from his position at because “gay.”

Benson is young, smart, and articulate and often appears on Fox News as a pundit on all manner of political issues. This makes him particularly dangerous to the conservative cause.

Now I don’t know Mr. Benson, and he certainly seems like a particularly nice and friendly individual. But this is not about his personality. It’s about his politics.

Townhall, by the way, is owned by Salem Media Group, which describes its mission as “targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.” To my knowledge, Salem has yet to explain how paying an openly homosexual activist to be the political editor of its main public policy publication is consistent with this mission.

If Salem leadership is to be at all true to its own mission statement, Benson must be replaced. His values on homosexuality are not Christian, family-themed, or conservative.

Oklahoma State Sen. Joseph Silk: Gays “Do Not Want People To Have Freedom”

Oklahoma state Sen. Joseph Silk has recently been in the spotlight for sponsoring a bill in the Oklahoma legislature that would allow religious business owners to legally discriminate against gay customers based on their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Silk was quoted last week by the New York Times that gay people “don’t have a right to be served in every single store.”

Today, Silk called in to virulently anti-gay Bryan Fischer’s radio show to defend his legislation. During the segment Silk told Fischer’s audience, “the LGBT activists do not want people to have freedom. They do not want people to be able to exercise their religious convictions. They don’t at all and people really don’t understand that.”

Listen below:

(via Right Wing Watch)

Hate Group Leader: Order To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses A Form Of “Slavery”

Yesterday, fired/demoted/something-like-that American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer referred to U.S. District Judge Callie Granade’s court order on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Alabama a form of “slavery,” brought about by the “gay gestapo.”

Via Right Wing Watch:

“When you are ordered by an agent of the government to violate your own conscience in something that you do, that is slavery. If you are forced to violate your conscience to do work, that is slavery. If you are forced to violate your conscience that is tyranny…that is the gay gestapo at work, ‘you either do what we tell you or you’re gonna get punished.'”

Remember, when LGBT advocates refer to equality issues as “civil rights” the right wing loonies lose their minds.

BUT – they feel perfectly free to compare advances for gay Americans with “slavery” and Nazi Germany.