Today, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer clarified and expanded on those disturbing tweets he posted yesterday.
And by “clarified,” I mean he confirmed that he really does support the kidnapping of children in same-sex households: Fischer Says Ex-Gay Mom Had an Obligation to God to Kidnap Her Daughter and Flee.
For years now, we have been covering the case of Lisa Miller, a former lesbian who found Christ thanks to Jerry Falwell’s church and then sought to prevent her former partner from having any sort of visitation with the couple’s daughter. After repeated violations of court orders regarding visitation arrangements, Miller was ordered to hand over custody of her daughter, at which points she kidnapped her and fled the country.
Ever since, the case has become a rallying point for anti-gay Religious Right activists and today a trial got underway for a man accused of helping Miller and her daughter flee to South America, prompting Bryan Fischer to come to Miller’s defense by declaring that this kidnapping was entirely justified because the little girl was being sexually abused by Miller’s former partner and so Miller had a responsibility “to obey God rather than man” and had no choice but to kidnap her daughter and run.