Twitter’s hashtag home for right wingers, #tcot, has dropped their beloved Confederate Flag (even though it was INVENTED BY DEMOCRATS HURR) to rend their garments and cry bitter tears over the TYRANNY OF AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE!!!
American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer on the TPP: “A Major Tool to Export Sexual Deviancy to the World”
You’ve probably heard that the House of Representatives (led by Democrats this time) rejected President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal today.
I think it’s a big mistake for the Democratic Party, but that’s not what this article is about. This time I’d like to draw your attention to someone else who’s celebrating the rejection of the TPP, but for reasons that aren’t even remotely sane.
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer (yes, him again) is ecstatic to see the TPP fail, because he sees it as “a major tool to export sexual deviancy to the world.”
So on this issue at least, the Democratic Party is unfortunately aligned with the most reactionary forces in US politics.
“This bill is not about fast-tracking trade,” Fischer said. “This bill is about fast-tracking sin. So the bottom line is if somebody loves sexual deviancy, they are going to love Obamatrade … We ought to be critical of any Congressman who voted for this thing, it’s a morally dangerous bill.”
American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer: Atoning for Abortion Will Mean “American Blood in the Streets”
Folks, we haven’t written about the American Family Association’s resident Old Testament loon Bryan Fischer recently, because he’s like a broken record repeating the same idiotic hate speech over and over.
But today he posted a video that breaks new ground for him. Because in response to a call from a guy named “Jerry,” Fischer went on a rant about abortion in which he called outright for 56 or 57 million Americans to die and blood to run in the streets — to “balance the scales of God’s justice.”
I can’t embed the video, but you can click through if you want to check my transcription. This is absolutely beyond the pale even for the insane Bryan Fischer; he’s openly inciting violence and murder in the name of God, on a massive scale.
Caller: Well, this nation has murdered, what 52 million unborn babies?
Fischer: Yeah, 56 or 57 now, actually.
Caller: OK well then, the scales of justice are at a tremendous imbalance against the entire nation.
Fischer: That is correct.
Caller: And for an unrepentant nation to level the scales, 56 or 57 million lives will have to be shed to level the scales.
Fischer: Well, you know it is interesting that you would say that, Jerry, because that is a Biblical concept. You know, you go back to the Old Testament books and God talks about the fact that the shedding of innocent blood defiles the land. And the only thing that can atone for the shedding of innocent blood is the shedding of blood, there’s no other way to cleanse the land of the pollution of the shedding of that innocent blood.
You know and Abraham Lincoln referred to that in his second inaugural address when he said, “You know in God’s justice it may be that every drop of blood that was drawn by the sword is to repay a drop of blood that was drawn by the lash, that is of the slaveholder.” And he said it may be that this war is going to last until the scales are balanced, until every drop of blood drawn by the lash is repaid by another drawn with the sword.
So I agree with you Jerry, and you know Thomas Jefferson said about God that I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and his justice cannot sleep forever. And Jefferson was talking about slavery. He was talking about the shedding of innocent blood through human bondage, and that led to the Civil War. Thomas Jefferson could look down the corridor of history and say look, this is coming. It’s got to happen. God’s justice is not gonna overlook this forever.
And I agree with you Jerry, God’s justice cannot overlook the shedding of innocent blood through abortion forever. And what that’s gonna mean, ladies and gentlemen, it’s gonna mean exactly what Jerry’s talking about. It’s going to mean American blood in the streets. There is no other way that this thing can go. That’s what it’s gonna mean. American blood is going to have to be spilled on American soil to serve God’s justice for cleansing the land.
AFA “Repudiates” Chief Spokesman’s Racist and Anti-Gay Statements Before Hosting Israel Trip for RNC
In a followup to the American Family Association’s “repudiation” of raving hate-monger Bryan Fischer, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports that they received a letter from the AFA trying to distance themselves from Fischer’s racist and anti-gay statements.
The SPLC isn’t buying it, and neither should anyone else. The AFA is simply trying to save face and maintain their connections to the Republican Party, because their extremist bigotry has finally gotten some media attention; and Fischer is far from the only hate-spewing loon in this organization.
The repudiation of Bryan Fischer’s statements came just two days before members of the Republican National Committee (RNC) are scheduled to embark on a trip to Israel sponsored by the AFA.
Last week, the SPLC wrote to all 168 members of the RNC urging them not to accompany the AFA on the trip because of the group’s long track record of bigotry and hate. The SPLC has named the AFA as a hate group due to its history of making false, demonizing statements about the LGBT community, including Fischer’s contention that gay men were responsible for the Holocaust.
SPLC President Richard Cohen, in a letter to the AFA today (see below), wrote that “it’s difficult to see the AFA’s disavowal as anything other than an effort to quell the negative press attention you’re receiving in connection with your sponsorship of an all-expenses-paid trip to Israel for members of the Republican National Committee.”
Fischer has claimed, for example, that black people “rut like rabbits”; that the First Amendment applies only to Christians; that Hispanics are “socialists by nature” and come to the U.S. to “plunder” the country; that Muslims should not be permitted to build mosques in the United States; that an underground railroad is needed to protect children from gay parents; and more.
Rachel Maddow just reported this amazing story.
Tonight Bryan Fischer will have horrible nightmares about being mauled by bears.
But wait a minute…
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Creationist Gov. Booby Jindal is hosting a prayer rally in Louisiana today, co-sponsored by the homophobic hate group known as the American Family Association. Yes, that’s loony Bryan Fischer’s gang of religious right wackos. Jindal is trying to stake out a position as the most fanatical far right Christian in the 2016 race, apparently, but he’s got a lot of competition for that slot.
This Rachel Maddow segment does a good job of showing how completely batshit nuts the AFA is.
Loony Bryan Fischer: Michelle Obama Should Start a ‘Fight Obesity, Go Straight’ Anti-Lesbian Campaign
I haven’t done a post about religious loony Bryan Fischer in a while, because he’s so predictably hateful and dim-witted it gets boring, but this one made me laugh: Bryan Fischer Wants Michelle Obama to Start a ‘Fight Obesity, Go Straight’ Anti-Lesbian Campaign.
“I would suggest that if Michelle Obama really cares about obesity,” Fischer said, “she should be out there leading the charge against normalizing lesbianism. She should be at the head of a campaign to convince women not to get into lesbianism. Her slogan ought to be ‘Fight Obesity, Go Straight.’”
Speaking yesterday with a caller who identified himself as a “non-practicing homosexual,” Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association reaffirmed his belief that homosexuality “is a matter of choice.” When the caller asked if Fischer “could have sex with a man,” Fischer was flummoxed and said he would never even begin to think about having gay sex.
Bryan Fischer of the hate group American Family Association again inadvertently wears his fantasies on his sleeve when he speculates that Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin are having a “lesbian affair,” which would explain why neither one of them really give a rip about their respective husbands peccadilloes.
One of many reasons why, other than his monumentally ignorant bigotry, there is a hug ick factor in very mention of the name “Bryan Fischer.”
We should note that Bryan didn’t come up with this idiotic idea all by himself, though. Bryan is recycling a 2-year old conspiracy theory first floated by … YES! The Dumbest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft.
In December 2011 this brain dead fantasy was a featured LGF post: Jim Hoft’s Idiotic Post of the Week: Obama Photoshopped Into Situation Room.
And so the circle of derp will be unbroken — from the febrile imagination of Jim Hoft directly to the religious fanatic ravings of Bryan Fischer. Conspiracies without end, amen.