Bryan Fischer Claims “The Real Haters Are Homosexuals”

Bryan Fischer, the Director of Issue Analysis at the American Family Association made a disturbing statement on his radio show this week. 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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donald Baumgartner

Had to read the article to know who Bryan fischer was !!! What a bozo !!!

Jessie R.
Jessie R5 years ago

Lyne B, I love your comment, it was exacly what I was thinking. I wanted to give you a green star but it says Im not eligable to give them yet. Anyway, give yourself a whole bunch of them:)

Lynanne M.
Lynanne M.5 years ago

I have seen more hateful and dispicable acts by these so called Christians than I ever have witnessed in the Gay community (no I am not gay). I think it was said best that the USA was founded on the teachings of a Jewish person who spoke no english, who fed and clothed and healed the sick for FREE. When you guys gonna start that?

Lynda Duke
Lynda Duke5 years ago

Homosexual are haters? That's the pot calling the kettle black. Turning the rhetoric to benefit the true haters - homophobes.

I'm tired of the haters turning the the truth around - Their God is their Satan!

Lauren B.

Tiresome, dangerous, stupid anti-gay propaganda that has nothing to do with reality (except for the reality that some folks will lie to justify their position).

Lyn B.
Lyn B5 years ago


The side of me that gets really angry with people like you and comments like yours wants to yell back: stop shoving your heterosexuality in our faces!!! We don't want to see you kissing and crawling all over each other at the park, at the restaurant, or on the tv or the movies, or fill in the damn blank! Yet we do. Fair is fair.

And we don't spit on you, beat you and your wife/husband up. Threaten to kill you and your kids. But EVERYDAY that's what all of us who are Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgendered, Queer have to put up with and accept. THAT'S WHY we're in this fight and that's why we're here to STAY!

Oh and don't believe for one minute that you and people like you can scare us with snide little supposedly intimidating threats of "there are far more of us than you think there are....". WE'RE NO LONGER INTIMIDATED. Just like the civil rights actions in the sixties; WE HAVE RIGHT ON OUR SIDE! As well as ALL the heterosexuals that see and understand that we are ALL EQUAL. That far outweighs the numbers you think you have on "your side".

I know I'm not going to change your mind, the same way many blacks knew they couldn't change certain racists in the 60's. A bigot is a bigot is a bigot. I'm just letting you know AGAIN that people like you NO LONGER SCARE US!

(Just in case it matters to anyone; I identify as bisexual - in life and on ALL paperwork.)

Lyn B.
Lyn B5 years ago

@Bronwyn, Elaine, Kathleen and any "others" I've not singled out:

I know I've said and posted some of this before and by the looks of things, it seems I'll be repeating myself quite often:

The reasons are numerous as to why we feel we have to talk about it.
>WE want and deserve the same right to have a picture on our desks of our husband or wife. Meaning if it's two men or two women, it's JUST as normal and acceptable as a so-called straight pic of a husband and wife. Or pix with our children or WHATEVER that's "normal". NOT PORN. JUST plain old pictures. Currently, that can still get US fired in many states.
>WE want and deserve the right to go to school without being bullied into death by your hands or suicide. To go to our prom with whom we want, just like all the others.
>WE want and deserve to be able to go out in public with our husbands or wives and possibly children maybe just maybe holding hands while at the park or school function or the corner cafe WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING SPIT ON, BEING BEAT UP OR KILLED.

Keep in mind, although I'm sure you believe otherwise, we did NOT wake up one day and CHOOSE being LGBTQ no more than YOU woke up and CHOSE TO BE STRAIGHT. It's just NOT the way biology works.

The side of me that gets really angry with people like you and comments like yours wants to yell back: stop shoving your heterosexuality in our faces!!! We don't want to see you kissing and crawling over each other at the park, at the reataurant, o

Lyn B.
Lyn B5 years ago


WOW! I would laugh at the pure absurdity of his statements and effed up thinking but I can't laugh because there are other freaks like him that listen to him and believe the same as he does and sees all this has vindicating them.
In fact we need to be concerned about him, the freaks like him and his deeply frightening and disturbing rhetoric. It's what gets people killed.

John B.
John B5 years ago

Thanks Sarah for posting the article. If Bryan Fischer had lived in the 50s and 60s he would have been saying the same things about African-Americans who were fighting for their rights. The man is a bigot. At Elaine A. and Bronwyn M., if you need a Mythological God and a Book of Fairy Tales to live your life so be it, but I don't need an invisible Sky-Monkey to tell me the right thing to do. I have a brain and can think for myself. I know what compassion and love are and don't need the threat of eternal damnation or the promise of eternal salvation to do the right thing.

Mitch D.
Mitch D5 years ago

I think Bronwyn and Elaine must share a padded cell in the asylum. Homosexuality is neither God's mistake nor is it an abomination. It is... and remains.