The bodies of the innocent victims of the Colorado shooting early this morning haven’t even been removed from the theater and Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, which sponsored Gov. Rick Perry’s prayer rally last year and has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is already out with his “We brought it on ourselves” theory (paging John Hagee).
In Fischer speak this means that a lone gunman opening fire in a crowded theater is the fault of the gays, the Muslims and all other non-Christians, RINOs, Democrats, anyone living in San Francisco, foreigners, the cast of Glee, Chief Justice John Roberts and the Affordable Care Act, JC Penney, Mitt Romney’s openly gay former foreign policy adviser, the liberal media, poor people, etc.
Oh, and science. Let’s not forget science.… Read More
Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association’s propaganda minister, has an interesting Twitter post up this evening:
American Revolution NOT a rebellion, a violation of Rom. 13. Once declared independence, were resisting foreign aggression.
So, Bryan, was President Lincoln guilty of “foreign aggression” when he saved the Union after the Confederate states declared independence?
UPDATE: And what was Fischer up to? Our friends at Right Wing Watch have it: rewriting American history so that it conforms to his interpretation of the Bible.… Read More
Searching desperately for a reason why conservative Chief Justice John Roberts sided with four other Supreme Court justices in upholding President Obama’s health care reform law on Thursday, at least some right-wingers have decided to question his mental health. Here’s what extremist Michael Savage said on his radio show:
“Let’s talk about Roberts. I’m going to tell you something that you’re not going to hear anywhere else, that you must pay attention to. It’s well known that Roberts, unfortunately for him, has suffered from epileptic seizures. Therefore he has been on medication. Therefore neurologists will tell you that medication used for seizure disorders, such as epilepsy, can introduce mental slowing, forgetfulness and other cognitive problems. And if you look at Roberts’ writings you can see the cognitive dissociation in what he is saying.”
Savage seems to have been referring to a 2007 New York Times story about medication Roberts takes to manage epilepsy. Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association’s hate-mongering media spokesman, linked to that piece in a Twitter post:
The attacks from that crowd will likely get even more vile and venomous, unfortunately.… Read More
Their failure to dictate which candidate will be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee this year doesn’t mean that religious-right leaders and activists aren’t shaping this year’s campaign. Just this week, for example, intense pressure from religious-right groups essentially forced openly gay political strategist Richard Grenell to resign from Mitt Romney’s campaign staff. A Republican adviser made that clear in a New York Times piece on Wednesday:
“It’s not that the campaign cared whether Ric Grenell was gay. They believed this was a nonissue. But they didn’t want to confront the religious right.”
Of course, Texans are familiar with politicians who refuse to confront the extremism of the religious right. Even worse, we have politicians — like Gov. Rick Perry — who pander to extremists. Bryan Fischer, the anti-gay hate monger at American Family Association, has been among the loudest (and most vicious) critics of Romney’s decision to put Grenell on his foreign policy team. You might recall that Gov. Perry got Fischer’s hate group to organize his prayer extravaganza at Houston’s Reliant Stadium last August.
Fischer is obsessed with homosexuality. He says, for example, that gay people are Nazis and that Americans
Has anyone ever seen the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer and Dallas First Baptist Church Pastor Robert Jeffress together in the same room at the same time? No, I'm not implying that one is Clark Kent and that the other is Superman. What I'm saying is, well, this: "Because my argument all along has been that the purpose of the First Amendment is to protect the free exercise of the Christian religion." — Bryan Fischer "However, the fact that our Constitution demands that everyone have the freedom to embrace any religious beliefs, or no religious beliefs, does not mean that the government cannot demonstrate a preference for Christianity." — Robert Jeffress [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R0GYhsX-o8&w=205&h=144] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf5hE_e6iiM&w=210&h=144] Read More