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‘The Westboro Baptist Church picketed me?! But I’m the Internet’s leading homophobe!’

Bryan Fischer
 
Bryan Fischer has a funny story to tell about Fred Phelps:

They went to a couple of liberal churches to stage their protests as well. The media covered those protests. The media—nobody showed up at our church, because I already had a reputation as somebody who defended natural marriage and would stand against any effort to compromise or redefine marriage. I had that reputation already in the community. So they weren’t about to come to my church and show Fred Phelps picketing me—because that did not fit their narrative, that I was the leading raging homophobe in the Treasure Valley [Idaho]. So I always found that pretty ironic, that I was picketed by Fred Phelps’ church for being too pro-gay. Now if there was ever proof that God has a sense of humor, that would be it. Fred Phelps and his bunch picketed me for being too pro-gay….

The man has a point. He is a raging homophobe. Last year, Fischer, host of the talk radio program Focal Point on American Family Radio (gag), took credit for instigating the ouster of Mitt Romney’s national security spokesman Richard Grenell because of Grenell’s homosexuality—Fischer called it a “big win.” Also last year, Fischer advocated setting up “an underground railroad to protect innocent children from same-sex households.” In other words, he advocated kidnapping children with same-sex parents because an “activist judge” who happens not to subscribe to Fischer’s twisted brand of family values just might rule that such a household is in the child’s best interest.

According to Wikipedia, “Fischer has voiced support for the AIDS denial movement. ... Fischer strongly supported [Peter] Duesberg’s contention that AIDS is not caused by HIV, but by recreational drug use.” Wikipedia continues:

In January 2013, he compared homosexual sodomy to pedophilic sex, incest and bestiality. In January 2013, Fischer compared the Boy Scouts of America’s change in views on gay scouts and scout masters to Jerry Sandusky, saying allowing gay scout masters was inviting pedophiles into the tents of children. In March 2013, Fischer compared homosexuality to bank robbery when Senator Portman announced his views on same-sex marriage had changed due to having a gay son. In April 2013, Fischer commented on the case of Carla Hale, a lesbian teacher fired from the Catholic school she worked for when her partner was named in her mother’s obituary, saying that it was right for the school to fire her based on her “immoral sexual behavior”. He argued that just as shoplifters are discriminated against, society should discriminate against those who engage in other forms of immorality or aberrant sexual behavior. During an interview on the Alan Colmes show, Fischer refused to answer when asked if he had ever had gay impulses, instead changing the subject to adultery.

At the risk of being vulgar, I might paraphrase Fischer’s complaint thus: Whose dick do I have to suck around here to be considered a proper homophobe???

 

via TPM

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The most cock-obsessed Christian conservative talk radio host in America?


 
This is just a small sampling of Good as You‘s looong compilation of sodomy-themed tweets from the deeply confused hate-mongering, Bible-thumping shithead Bryan Fischer, the hateful crazypants who hosts the talk radio program “Focal Point” on American Family Radio.
 

 
Voice of Russia radio considers Bryan Fischer to be a gay “expert” (if by “expert” they mean “closet case,” I suppose). Really, just how many supposedly straight Christian guys are as focused on other men’s cocks with the laser-like intensity that Bryan Fischer is?

Certainly Ted Haggard comes readily to mind… I cannot wait until someone figures out which Grindr profile belongs to Bryan Fischer.

In the audio clip below, listen to what happened back in May when Alan Colmes asked Fischer if he had ever experienced any gay impulses. Hilarity ensues!
 

 
Below, homosexual “expert” Fischer goes off on “sodomy marriage” on his podcast recently. You can choose virtually ANY YouTube clip of Bryan Fischer and he’s saying THE EXACT SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN. WHO besides Right Wing Watch has the patience to listen to this man? I’m guessing his daily Internet show reaches merely a few dozen people a day. How BORED WITH LIFE would you have to be to tune into this hateful monotony??? Make it stop!!!
 

 
Via Joe.My.God

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You don’t say or you won’t say: Is anti-gay Christian hater Bryan Fischer just a big closet case?


 
Is it an absolute truism that the most strident, vociferous homophobes are always self-hating closeted gays? Judging from the dozens upon dozens of anti-gay Christian activists and conservative pols who have been “outed” over the years, it would seem to be an immutable law of that particular brand of assholism.

And speaking of assholes, Liberal radio host Alan Colmes very nearly got rabidly anti-gay, hate-filled Christian hater Bryan Fischer to admit to something truly hilarious on his show the other day.

Read between the lines of this exchange:

Colmes: Have you ever had a gay impulse?

Fischer: (Laughing) Alan, I am not going to talk about that ...

Colmes: I’m just wondering ...

Fischer: Alan, I’m not going to go there. Give it a rest Alan ...

Colmes: It’s a simple yes or no question.

Fischer: We’re not going to talk about that.

Colmes: Because maybe if you’ve been able to overcome your gay impulses and you’ve been successful in doing it, you could be a model for other people you’d like to see act the same way.

See what he did there? Standing ovation!

Fischer: The focus here, Alan, is that everybody experiences sexual impulses that if they acted on those impulses, it would destroy them.

Colmes: Well, can you give me an example from your own life? What would be some of yours?

Fischer: You’ve experienced them ...

Colmes: I have?

Fischer: I’ve experienced them. Every man, every woman has experienced certain sexual impulses that, if they acted on them, if they conducted themselves by yielding to those impulses, it would destroy them. Ask Tiger Woods about that.

Nice try, Bryan, but he’s asking YOU.

Colmes: I don’t think I’ve ever had sexual impulses that would destroy the society or the culture or make me a deviant in some way. I honestly don’t think that’s ever happened, even in your eyes, so I’m surprised. I wonder what impulses you’re talking about. If you’ve had them, I’d love to know what they are.

Fischer: Well the focus Alan is on sexual conduct, sexual behavior, not on sexual impulse ...

Colmes: So you won’t tell me whether you yourself have been able to overcome a gay impulse?

Fischer: Alan, give it a rest.

Getting a little squirmy there, are we Bry?

What’s Fischer hiding? It is, as Colmes said during the conversation, a simple yes or no question. He knows what the answer is, just like anyone else would and yet curiously, he chose not to say. Somehow I think that if the answer was, ahem, a straightforward “no” he would have just said “no” without hesitation.

But he didn’t. You don’t need to be Alex Jones (or much of an amateur psychoanalyst, either) to draw certain observations from this unintentionally revealing exchange…

Hopefully this question will dog Bryan Fischer around for the rest of his fuckin’ life… or at least until he’s caught with a “traveling companion” he met on Grindr…
 

 
Via Right Wing Watch

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Losing My Religion: How Christian conservatives are forcing the young from the faith


 
On a blog post that’s been shared tens of thousands of times in the past few days, Rachel Held Evans, author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood writes of how Christianist haters like Tony Perkins, Maggie Gallagher and Bryan Fischer are forcing younger Christians to chose between their gay friends and their religion.

From “How to win a culture war and lose a generation”:

When asked by The Barna Group what words or phrases best describe Christianity, the top response among Americans ages 16-29 was “antihomosexual.” For a staggering 91 percent of non-Christians, this was the first word that came to their mind when asked about the Christian faith. The same was true for 80 percent of young churchgoers. (The next most common negative images? : “judgmental,” “hypocritical,” and “too involved in politics.”)

In the book that documents these findings, titled unChristian, David Kinnaman writes: “The gay issue has become the ‘big one,’ the negative image most likely to be intertwined with Christianity’s reputation. It is also the dimensions that most clearly demonstrates the unchristian faith to young people today, surfacing in a spate of negative perceptions: judgmental, bigoted, sheltered, right-wingers, hypocritical, insincere, and uncaring. Outsiders say [Christian] hostility toward gays… has become virtually synonymous with the Christian faith.”

Later research, documented in Kinnaman’s You Lost Me, reveals that one of the top reasons 59 percent of young adults with a Christian background have left the church is because they perceive the church to be too exclusive, particularly regarding their LGBT friends. Eight million twenty-somethings have left the church, and this is one reason why.

Rachel Held Evans has closed comments on her essay, writing “I want to keep this a safe place for conversation.”

You won’t wonder why after you’ve read the responses from some of her supposedly Christian readers…
 

 
Via Dan Savage/Joe.My.God

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Mitt Romney’s hiring of gay adviser smokes out Christianist bigots who (obviously) pull his strings


 
AS IF they needed any encouragement, Mitt Romney’s cynical hiring of openly gay Richard Grenell to sharpen his foreign policy message (and provide some cover for all of the anti-gay stuff Mittens has pledged to support) has “let the dogs out” of the Christian Right.

With Grenell stepping down before he even got started, now anti-gay rights activists like the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer and hateful jackass Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association are crowing about their success in pressuring Romney to get rid of him.

You can, of course, easily make the argument that Republicans, on the whole, are hardly a bunch you could describe as “gay-friendly,” so there becomes the secondary side-issue of why tin-earred pol Romney felt that stirring up a hornet’s nest like this—the prominent hiring of an openly gay man—would benefit him politically with the mouth-breathing GOP base. It’s fucking ridiculous on the face of it, but in doing so, Romney has inadvertently exposed the men behind the curtain who are REALLY pulling his strings: Some of the most extreme Christianist bigots in America!

Last week Bryan Fischer declared that if Mitt Romney wants to win in November, he’d “better start listening to me.” Most of the rest of the week, Fischer discussed firing Grenell and lashed Romney repeatedly for having the audacity to hire an openly gay man as his foreign policy and national security spokesman. Coincidence that Grenell stepped down? I should think not.

Andrew Sullivan writes at The Daily Beast

“It’s sometimes hard to explain to outsiders what level of principle is required to withstand the personal cost of being an out gay Republican. I’ve only ever been a gay conservative (never a Republican), and back in the 1990s, it was brutal living in the gay world and challenging liberal assumptions. I cannot imagine the social isolation of Grenell in Los Angeles today, doing what he did. And his reward for such loyalty, sincerity and pugnacity? Vilification. I mean: what do Republicans call a gay man with neoconservative passion, a committed relationship and personal courage? A faggot.”

The Stonewall Democrats had this to say:

Mitt Romney sat silently and let the bigoted wing of his party control his personnel choices. Either Mitt Romney is a coward who is afraid to stand up to the anti-LGBT bullies in his party, or he is fine with an America where LGBT people can have a career only if they’re willing to work quietly from the confines of the closet. Gay Republicans should be outraged and must demand that the organizations that represent them refuse to support Mitt Romney’s presidential aspirations in any way.”

The Human Rights Campaign’s statement:

From the moment Richard Grennell signed on as Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman, he faced a torrent of unfounded criticism from the far right. Not once did the Romney campaign condemn these attacks and support Grennell. Mitt Romney capitulating to the demands of extremist anti-gay groups is nothing new. He has donated to the rabidly anti-gay National Organization for Marriage and the Massachusetts Family Institute. He has even signed a NOM vow that binds him to appoint only anti-gay judges and establish a McCarthy-era commission to investigate the activities of those who support LGBT equality. The fact that Grennell is gone so quickly after a right-wing uproar is a troubling harbinger of the kind of power that anti-gay forces would have in a Romney White House.

Michelangelo Signorile makes an important point on Huffington Post:

Actually, I believe this is a big win for progressives and for gay journalists and commentators as well. We drew out the conservative leaders in addition to Fischer, like Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer and other commentators on National Review and Daily Caller, by bringing forth and continually highlighting the true facts about Grenell, which, to most Americans, are completely acceptable, but which, in the eyes of the evangelical right, make him a radical homosexual. As I wrote in a post last week, Grenell isn’t just gay, like some other gay Republicans who stay quiet about their homosexuality. He’s a gay man who very publicly expressed that he wants to get married to another man and who believes President Obama isn’t adequate on LGBT rights.

Why is it this a win? Because Grenell was being used for cover by a candidate with abhorrently anti-gay positions, a man who has promised to “propose and promote” a federal marriage amendment if elected president. I don’t buy the argument made by some that it was a measure of progress that Romney hired a gay man as his foreign policy spokesperson when he’s using that gay man to make himself appear moderate to independents while he’s promising the GOP base that he’ll make gay people into second class citizens. Actual progress in the GOP will come when their presidential candidates stop bowing to bigots and refuse to sign their extremist pledges. Otherwise, it’s all window dressing.

He’s 100% correct on this matter. During the second hour of Fischer’s radio show yesterday, the news broke about Grenell’s resignation from the Romney campaign. Watch as a gleeful Fischer declares it a “huge win” for Christian conservatives because A) they forced Romney’s hand to get rid of Grenell and B) they taught him what his boundaries are!

Elect Mitt Romney and get THIS GUY, too:
 

 
Via Joe.My.God./Right Wing Watch

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The Four Minute Hate
06.17.2011
02:18 pm

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Tags:
Tony Perkins
Bryan Fischer


 
RightWingWatch put together this collection of hate-filled homo/Islamaphobe Bryan Fischer’s greatest shit. It’s revolting stuff, a nasty little man taunting people and trying to be provocative. How stupid his listeners must be! Can you imagine listening to this day after day?

What kind of pinhead would do that?!?! (Is Texas governor Rick Perry one of them?)

A generation ago, Bryan Fischer would have hidden his face behind a white-hood, but in 2012 America this asshole has a talk radio show that Republican presidential candidates go on. It’s amazing.

If Fischer got hit by a bus and died, the country would be better off.  I just hope he’s crossing the street with his buddy Tony Perkins when it happens!
 

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Dan Savage: Pro-gay Christians need to stand up to bigots
06.13.2011
10:54 am

Topics:
Heroes
Queer

Tags:
Bryan Fischer
Dan Savage
Ton Perkins


 
Dan Savage is one of the wisest, sanest people in America today. Watch this short clip where he makes the case for Christian people who are pro-gay rights to stand up for what they believe in to “right-wing fundamentalist bat-shit crazy douchebag Christians” like Tony Perkins and Bryan Fischer, and in their own churches and communities.

Proud to share a county with an evolved fellow like Dan Savage. He’s a good citizen and I really admire him. Bravo, sir!
 

Via Joe.My.God

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Michele Bachmann’s favorite heavy metal minister links gays and the Holocaust!

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It is positively mind-blowing that Michele Bachmann’s favorite “hard rock” preacher Bradlee Dean (whose ministry is reportedly under investigation by the IRS) is let anywhere near impressionable children with his bizarre version of (ahem) “Christianity.” And yet he’s not merely allowed to be with children, he’s actually invited to preach to them in Minnesota public school classrooms with his shitty heavy metal band, Junkyard Prophet! Now he’s also got a radio show, apparently…

From Right Wing Watch:

Bryan Fischer’s appearance on Sons of Liberty, a Genesis Communication Network radio show, was filled with his characteristic rants about the purported ties between gays and Nazism, gays and the Obama Administration, and gays and “brainwashing” students in public schools. While such claims are nothing new coming from Fischer, the American Family Association’s Director of Issue Analysis, he was spewing out his anti-gay conspiracy theories on a radio program hosted by Bradlee Dean of the influential Minnesota ministry, “You Can Run But You Cannot Hide.”

Dean’s You Can Run has found supporters in Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and the unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer. Emmer’s campaign donated to the Ministry, and Bachmann even prayed to thank God about You Can Run “for how You are going to expand this radio program, how You are going to expand their video program, their publications, how You are going to advance them from 260 schools a year, Lord, to 2,600 schools a year.”

Fischer and Dean’s show was quite a meeting of the conspiratorial minds. Dean has claimed that Congressman Keith Ellison, a Muslim, is using gay rights to topple the Constitution and introduce Sharia law, and that executing gays is “moral.”

Imagine how you’d feel finding out that Bradlee Dean had “performed” his act at your kid’s school and you had no warning beforehand? I’d be fucking furious.

If you are brave enough to listen to this, have a barf bag handy. A pig-ignorant hillbilly homophobe like Bradlee Dean should be denounced, exposed and shamed as the bigoted jackass he is by the people of Minnesota. THESE TWO GUYS talking about Nazis?!?!?! (Note to Bradlee Dean if he’s reading this: Have someone smarter than you are explain the concept of “preposterous irony” to you, buddy!).

Yuck. What does it say about the state when low IQ asshats like this are not merely tolerated, but condoned—and even financially supported—by Minnesota’s establishment Republican politicians? Why aren’t Minnesota’s progressives making hay of this matter? An association with the likes of Bradlee Dean, let alone a monstrous dickhead like Bryan Fischer (I’m looking right at you Tim Pawlenty) should be, in a just and reasonable country, a reason to be ostracized and shunned, not embraced.
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds
America is a bottomless pit of idiots: Meet Bradlee Dean (and hear Michele Bachmann pray for him!)

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