Bryan Fischer, the minister of propaganda for the hate group American Family Association, is one of the far right’s most prominent climate-change deniers. He sarcastically tweets today:

Catastrophic global warming alert: Colorado gets five inches of snow. IN APRIL.…

— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) April 23, 2013

Fischer thinks an April snowfall in Colorado is unusual? Good grief. The average April snowfall in Denver is about 9 inches. The only month with higher average snowfall is March. So add Fischer’s tweet to the list of ignorant statements made by anti-science fanatics.

The American Family Association, you might recall, helped organize Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s August 2011 prayer extravaganza in Houston.… Read More

Bryan Fischer, a spokesperson for the right-wing group American Family Association (and a supporter of another presidential run by Texas Gov. Rick Perry in 2016) has Friday’s horrifying massacre in a Connecticut elementary school all figured out. Fischer posted his “solution to school violence” on Twitter this morning:

“Solution to school violence is to get God and guns back into schools, in that order.”… Read More

Bryan Fischer, who last week called on religious-righters to rally around Texas Gov. Rick Perry in 2016 if Mitt Romney loses the presidential election this November, is promoting wild claims about the murdered U.S. ambassador to Libya. Here is a post on his Twitter account Monday:

“Ambassador to Libya was gay, Hillary knew it, sent him anyway. Gang-raped by Muslims before killed.” The post then links to an article from the right-wing Washington Examiner with these unsubstantiated claims. The Examiner story runs under the headline “Did Hillary Clinton send a gay ambassador to Libya as intentional provocation?” The story attributes the claim that Ambassador Chris Stevens was gay to unnamed “Serbian diplomat.”

Fischer is a spokesman for the American Family Association, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has identified as an anti-gay hate group. Gov. Perry asked the AFA to organize his Houston prayer extravaganza in August 2011, just before the governor officially announced his failed campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

At least one prominent right-wing activist in Texas is also circulating an email about the Examiner story, suggesting that the Obama administration is to blame for the ambassador’s murder.

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“I think if Mitt Romney loses this election that the pro-family leaders in the United States should get together with Rick Perry on Nov. 7 and start planning for 2016.”

— Bryan Fischer, a spokesperson for the American Family Association, speaking to Talking Points Memo on Friday. The AFA — which the Southern Poverty Law Center has identified as a hate group — organized Gov. Perry’s Houston prayer extravaganza in August 2011, just before he announced his disastrous presidential bid.… Read More

Bryan Fischer, a spokesman for a hate group that Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked to help organize his prayer extravaganza in Houston last August, is blaming the horrific Colorado theater shootings last week on teaching students about evolution.

Raw Story reports what Fischer, the director of issues analysis for the American Family Association, said on his Monday radio program:

“…Fischer pondered whether Pastor Rick Warren was talking about suspected Aurora shooter James Holmes or homosexuals when he tweeted, ‘When students are taught they are no different from animals, they act like it.’

“If this tweet was connected to the shooting, to this James Holmes, to the one that killed the 12 and wounded the 58 in this theater, it would be appropriate,” Fischer noted. “Because what does evolution teach? What does evolution teach? Evolution teaches that nature is a struggle, it is a battle, that only the fittest survive, that the way you get to increasingly complex forms of life is the strongest species survives.”

“So, this James Holmes, he’s one of the stronger ones,” he added. “He sees himself as evolutionarily advanced just like he was taught in school about Darwin, that this is how natural… Read More