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AFA's Bryan Fischer Calls Chaz Bono a 'Sexually Mutilated' Aberration, Then Says Christians are True Victims of Hate: VIDEO


American Family Association mouthpiece Bryan Fischer got really excited today that Keith Ablow's hateful article about Chaz Bono "that could have been written by someone at the AFA" made its way on to FOX News (read it here).

Says Fischer on his radio show:

Chaz Bono is not a "he," Chaz Bono is a "she." She is a "she" in every single cell of her body, and will be until the day she dies. Her DNA from the moment of conception was indisputably female, and it will always be female.

No amount of surgical mutilation and hormone injections can change that. God designed her to be a female and a female she will be for the rest of her life.

Later he adds:

The pro-family movement is relentlessly demonized by those who want to normalize sexual aberrations. We are accused without ceasing of being hateful, homophobic bigots. Our organizations are tagged as hate groups. If anybody has been demonized, marginalized, and turned into social pariahs, it is the pro-family movement.

Meanwhile, Chas Bono is hardly a pariah by anyone's definition. She is the talk of Hollywood, and when the dancing starts will literally be the belle of the ball.

If the left's template is correct — that turning folks into social pariahs makes them kill themselves — then we should be awash in suicides here at the American Family Association. Our staff should be suffering from an epidemic of self-murder. But here we are, enjoying our lives, our families, our friends and our churches while nary a thought of suicide crosses our minds.


(thanks to Dave Evans for the clip)

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  1. If only ANYTHING in life could be so easily categorized to be either black or white...people who need to put everything in a box with a label on it are truly limited thinkers with closed minds and closed hearts. There is not absolute anything and we need to allow people to be who they truly feel they are on the inside. Unclench, God loves you either way.

    Posted by: Ken Gavey | Sep 12, 2011 7:30:40 PM

  2. "If the left's template is correct — that turning folks into social pariahs makes them kill themselves — then we should be awash in suicides here at the American Family Association. Our staff should be suffering from an epidemic of self-murder. But here we are, enjoying our lives, our families, our friends and our churches while nary a thought of suicide crosses our minds."

    if the left's template is correct, this jerkface has just proven that the AFA bigots and others in this so-called 'pro-family movement' have not been turned into social pariahs, and thus, not victims of hate at all.

    Posted by: raphinou | Sep 12, 2011 7:32:01 PM

  3. It's true. I do hate bigoted Christians.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Sep 12, 2011 7:34:45 PM

  4. He does make a factual point.. her DNA is female and when her bones are dug up 1000 years from now her DNA will be female.

    Posted by: dc20008 | Sep 12, 2011 7:46:54 PM

  5. Poor Fischer. What's driving that, I wonder.

    Posted by: Danny | Sep 12, 2011 8:11:12 PM

  6. "then we should be awash in suicides here at the American Family Association. Our staff should be suffering from an epidemic of self-murder."

    Except that would speed up their one way trip to that hot place they keep wishing on us!

    Posted by: Michael | Sep 12, 2011 8:13:14 PM

  7. Theses people eat hate for every meal.

    Posted by: Pugzz | Sep 12, 2011 8:19:16 PM

  8. Technically he's right. To each their own, but I do tend to think that sex-changes are purely cosmetic and I've never believed that appearance makes the individual. Still, this guy needs to reign in the hate. It's Chaz Bono's body and he can do with it what he pleases, whether or not other people find it disagreeable.

    Posted by: Bravo | Sep 12, 2011 8:30:36 PM

  9. Eagerly awaiting the day when the bigots start making their own "it gets better" videos.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Sep 12, 2011 8:39:44 PM

  10. Comparing suicidal teens -- who have been bullied/marginalized/demonized/abused -- to adults who hold socially unpopular views is beyond the pale.

    Posted by: Andrew | Sep 12, 2011 8:40:07 PM

  11. I believe that Chaz's DNA is that of a female and that surgery and supplements won't make him technically a male.

    HOWEVER, if it makes him frickin' happy, if he is happier living his life as a man and the people he engages in relationships with are totally cool...who really cares?

    He's not out robbing banks, he's not molesting children, he's not borrowing billions of tax dollars to keep his soul sucking business afloat so what does the fact that he'd rather have a beard than a tiara have to do with me?

    Posted by: Rin | Sep 12, 2011 8:54:59 PM

  12. I know you love your freedom of speech in America, but I am quite happy living in Canada where people like Bryan Fischer and that vile Phelps family would fall under the title of "hate speech" and be shut down. When people spew such vicious lies under the aegis of "freedom of speech" I feel quite safe and proud to be Canadian.

    Posted by: jamesintoronto | Sep 12, 2011 9:04:07 PM

  13. Even people who generally agree with the AFA on issues have to be secretly telling themselves that the AFA made a bad judgment call on this one. We all need to choose our battles carefully, and Fischer picked the wrong one here. Chaz must have been in a lot of psychological pain to undergo a sex change operation - this was not some trendy little cosmetic procedure. And this is a dancing show - its not like her operation will be televised. "Dancing with the Stars" is not exactly "Sesame Street" - can we really call this a "family show?" People who are offended at the sight of Chaz on the show don't have to watch. But directly attacking him seems mean-spirited. And Cher now gets to display her family values by defending her son - as any loyal Christian mother would when a son is being insulted. This episode will backfire on social conservatives. They should leave Chaz alone.

    Posted by: Mary | Sep 12, 2011 9:09:44 PM

  14. I really dislike AFA. They give all religious peoples a bad name.

    My parish priest was besieged by calls over this stupid crap so he says to everyone: I'm sorry are all the homeless people sheltered, the poor fed, and the widows and orphans taken care of? If not, go out and do what Christ told you to and when its done come back and ask me about Dancing with the Stars.

    That's the attitude to take. These aholes are picking low hanging outrage fruit because they can't accomplish anything genuine or world-changing.

    Posted by: Rin | Sep 12, 2011 9:31:30 PM

  15. Oh diddums! Poor little Christians. Burnt at the stake; sentenced to jail; beaten up; despised; reviled; not allowed to be at their dying partner's bedside; not allowed to hold hands in public, or kiss; fed chemical castrators. O tempora o mores! Poor fragile little flowers! How one's heart goes out to these horribly bullied folks!

    Posted by: Nick Thiwerspoon | Sep 12, 2011 10:21:41 PM

  16. That man needs an enema! Preferably a boiling oil one!

    Posted by: zo | Sep 12, 2011 11:19:23 PM

  17. Let's just wait for him to get cancer, and when he goes to get treatment, we can say "but GOD made each and every one of those little cancer cells... since He obviously must know what He is doing, we'll just let it keep growing."

    Seriously, the argument about chromosomal status of cells has been shot down in the medical community a long time ago. There are separate definitions of "sex" and "gender". In MOST cases (but not all), sex and gender are concordant (i.e., most XX individuals develop typically female bodies and identify as female, while most XY individuals develop typically male bodies and identify as male). However, there are plenty of examples of variations on this theme... not only are there quite a number of syndromes where there are differences in chromosomal combinations, but there are also ways in which an XX baby develops with male characteristics and vice-versa. So what would he have us do with all those people? In the medical community it takes a committee of doctors, psychologists, social workers, and family members to determine how to raise these children... not just some holy-roller crackpot who wants to spew venom about somebody ELSE's body.

    Sexual reassignment surgery is about relieving suffering in individuals in whom sex and gender are not the same. No, doctors cannot create a perfect male body from a female body, much less at the cellular level, but what they CAN do is help someone who feels trapped in the wrong body to feel more normal. Think about that the next time you get the urge to giggle under your breath about a transsexual.

    Posted by: metroptomist | Sep 12, 2011 11:41:51 PM

  18. Okay, we need to start ignoring this man. He is talking to no one but himself, and apparently, us.

    Posted by: Cameron Johnson | Sep 13, 2011 1:55:12 AM

  19. They are not killing themselves because THEY ARE NOT BEING HARMED by the society they live in. Christians as victims? Victims of shame for being called out on their hypocrisy, maybe.

    Posted by: Boone | Sep 13, 2011 2:35:54 AM

  20. I love how they always play the victim card. Maybe we should try to make that claim a reality and make it real victims.

    Posted by: Shello | Sep 13, 2011 2:49:33 AM

  21. "RIN", "BRAVO" and "DC2008": See post by "METROPTOMIST". Having a penis and chest hair while at the same time KNOWING in your heart and mind that you are a woman is no more a choice than being gay or straight is. Your ignorance is astounding.

    Posted by: Boone | Sep 13, 2011 2:50:09 AM

  22. "He does make a factual point.. her [sic] DNA is female and when her bones are dug up 1000 years from now her [sic] DNA will be female."

    I trust that 1000 years from now, we will be about 990 years past the facile idiocy that a person's identity is defined by their sex chromosomes!

    There have been transgendered people since the dawn of time, and funny: they were never encumbered by lack of knowledge of their sex chromosomes!

    Probably some of the most significant women of all time (known to history and not) had XY chromosomes. And some of the most significant men of all time (known to history and not) had XX chromosomes. It's the freaking 21st century ("You are NOT the father!" "tainted blood samples!" "human cloning!" blah-blah-blah) which obsesses over DNA, as if it's the be-all and end-all.

    It's not. We're *human*. The very DEFINITION of the human being, is to DEFY the limitations imposed by others, and *define oneself*. That's what MAKES us human. Chaz is just one more example of that. God bless him, and Go Chaz!

    Posted by: JCF | Sep 13, 2011 4:14:41 AM

  23. It would be awfully nice if, in commenting on an article about an anti-gay anti-trans nutter people could have the courtesy to use Chaz Bono's proper/preferred gender pronoun.

    Using female pronouns to referrer to a man, trans or otherwise, is generally an insult (and vice versa). Some non-trans people may not understand the experiences of trans people, just as some straight folk don't understand what it is to be gay. But denying the fundamental existence of trans people (which mis-gendering is a way to do) is as offensive as the right wing jerks claiming that queer people don't really exist.

    Posted by: Wintersong | Sep 13, 2011 4:48:09 AM

  24. Whether Chaz' DNA remains female is beside the point. This bigot actually believes "God" made her. Really? So Chaz' mother had sex with God? Last time I checked, we were created by our parents, not some supertitious flying sky pixie. What morons. Proof positive devolution exists.

    Posted by: Robert in NYC | Sep 13, 2011 8:31:18 AM

    Thank you for putting that all so succinctly and clearly! Alas, I'm afraid that knowledge and eloquence will not manage to enlighten these *cough* people so filled with hatred, venom, and self-pity.

    Posted by: kit | Sep 13, 2011 8:32:31 AM

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