Bryan Fischer, the Director of Issue Analysis at the American Family Association made a disturbing statement on his radio show this week.
RightWingWatch.org hosts a video of the radio show segment in which Fischer points a finger at the LGBT community for hatred in ongoing human and civil rights debates. Here is the statement:
I am convinced that there is plenty of hatred in the debate over homosexuality, there’s a lot of hatred, there’s a lot of vitriol, there’s a lot of venom – it is coming from homosexuals themselves. The real haters are homosexuals. The real venom is coming from those that support the homosexual agenda, either homosexual activists, homosexuals, or those that support the homosexual agenda. They are the real haters. There is a heterophobic hatred, there is a Christophobic hatred that is just seething, there’s a dark, venomous, demonic hatred that is in the homosexual community.
Fischer, who opposes gay marriage and has been known to support marriage amendments in order to block LGBT rights in the state of Idaho, doesn’t offer any examples of this supposed hatred.
He works with the American Family Association, which champions heterosexual marriage as a boon to American culture and health. One article on the AFA’s website, entitled “25 Signs the Collapse of America is Speeding Up as Society Rots from the Inside Out,” stated that one reason the United States is in dire need of help is:
…the percentage of U.S. households that contain a married couple with children has fallen from 44.3% in 1960 to 20.2% today.
Fischer’s statement implicitly suggests that heterosexual relationships are somehow imperiled by the LGBT community. He outright declares the “homosexual community” harbors a “demonic hatred” for apparently everyone else. The Huffington Post points out that Fischer also thinks gay adoption is child abuse.
LGBT rights groups have had a compelling and exciting week, despite Fischer’s diatribe. LPAC, the first lesbian Super PAC, announced their formal campaign plans. “Familia es Familia,” a Latino gay rights group, also announced their goals to raise awareness and support LGBT rights.
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