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AFA's Bryan Fischer Says Exorcism Can Cure Homosexuality: VIDEO

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Radio host David Pakman interviews AFA spokeshater Bryan Fischer about the recent marriage equality. Fischer says they'll never give up fighting against it.

Fischer also says he disagrees with the Westboro Baptist Church, and continues to compare homosexual behavior to drug use. Fischer also believes that exorcism can be effective in treating homosexuality. And, he continues to prop up the debunked Regnerus study that says gays can't be good parents.

Watch Pakman's interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news, Jeremy Hooper has posted some photos from Fischer at Fresno High School in 1969, including this smashing shot below. More here.

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  1. I wonder if he had to fight Pat Boone for those shoes?

    Posted by: Caliban | Nov 20, 2012 2:11:30 PM


  2. Well, the exorcism may actually work temporarily for people sufficiently kinky for that to get them off - once a certain nearly white, frothy substance is "exorcised", some people find themselves "cured" of homosexuality for the duration of the refractory period.

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 20, 2012 2:25:20 PM


  3. so God cares more about ridding people of "homosexuality" than about ending war, famine, child rape, abuse, cancers and disease that kill the "young and innocent"?

    really?

    wow. your god sounds like an @sshole with messed up priorities.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 20, 2012 2:32:31 PM


  4. Is that 1969 photo before or after Bryan's exorcism? What part of his body did he stick the crucifix?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Nov 20, 2012 2:37:27 PM


  5. Yes, Bryan - and if you take a tablespoon of Castor Oil, it will turn you into a wretched little turd. Oh, I see you've already done that! Good Boy.

    Posted by: S. | Nov 20, 2012 2:49:52 PM


  6. Fischer flat out lied about the Regnerus study. UT's review IN NO WAY affirmed Regnerus' conclusions. The review just said that there was no evidence (or insufficent evidence) of scientific misconduct.

    On the other hand Regnerus' peers in academia, even within the Sociology department of UT, have thoroughly refuted and repudiated his biased, bigoted, and bought 'findings'.

    He is effectively being shunned within his own "community".

    Posted by: Pants Afire | Nov 20, 2012 2:58:15 PM


  7. Is there cure for hate, discrimination etc? He surely would need some.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 20, 2012 3:05:22 PM


  8. In what way do they disagree with the WBC?

    Posted by: anon | Nov 20, 2012 3:42:36 PM


  9. Did anybody notice how red Bryan Fischer's face got when he was asked questions about him having attraction to men? Then there are those white shoes and the fact he is anti-gay nut job of a man who is most likely hiding a a gay secret, so who has to tell the world he is not gay by being a rabid anti-gay Christian. Somebody needs to find out what Bryan did in his younger life or maybe even now that is gay and like a lot of anti-gay Christians he is having gay sex with somebody now or then.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 20, 2012 3:47:14 PM


  10. Thanks for posting about my interview with Bryan!

    Posted by: David Pakman | Nov 20, 2012 4:55:31 PM


  11. An excellent piece in the New Yorker about our dearly beloved Bryan Fischer:

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/06/18/120618fa_fact_mayer

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 20, 2012 5:13:57 PM


  12. Maybe an exorcism can "cure" the U.S. from the religious right and the GOP.

    Posted by: KSBrian | Nov 20, 2012 6:38:39 PM


  13. If a consenting adult wants to have an exorcism and believes that it works... so be it, but I will say that I also believe that most adults who agree to an exorcism are probably mentally ill or have some form of severe religiousity; however, I do have a problem when a parent "forces" a child/a minor under the age of 18 to have an exorcim, then I do believe this is some type of abuse

    Posted by: Bernie | Nov 20, 2012 6:52:34 PM


  14. I know I'm picking at nits here, but if you look at the pictures, you will see that the name of his school is Roosevelt High School, which is in Fresno, CA, but is not Fresno High School, which is my alma mater.

    I panicked a bit when I saw his year of graduation and Fresno High School mentioned together. That would have meant that at some point we had been in the same building. Not the case, happily.

    Posted by: michael10018 | Nov 20, 2012 7:22:55 PM


  15. he was pretty soft on him until the end :o

    Posted by: luke | Nov 20, 2012 7:50:13 PM


  16. Damn! The New Yorker link *now* points to a story you can't read in full! Sorry, guys, I should have checked it out before posting it. One point it addressed was Fischer's traumatic childhood, a topic he didn't really want to talk about.

    If Fischer had actually read the Regnerus study - at least the setup - he would have known that real same-sex couples is precisely what was not studied. It is an accident that two were.

    @Anon: WBC hates everybody period. Fischer claims to love everybody period.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 20, 2012 8:03:28 PM


  17. Even an exorcism can't cure those tacky shoes.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Nov 20, 2012 8:08:21 PM


  18. Thank God for the right wing nuts, it's people like them who got Obama back to the oval office. As the old generation continue their outdated lies about gays as their last breath, the new generation among all others are getting more informed and evolved about gays.

    Posted by: Simon | Nov 20, 2012 8:15:47 PM


  19. "Did anybody notice how red Bryan Fischer's face got when he was asked questions about him having attraction to men?" Not really - the redness seemed to be more when they showed him and David Pakman at the same time.

    Fisher really did have something to be embarrassed about, though - the multiple fibs he told. Mark Regnerus, for example, collected data based on interviewing adults who had a gay parent while growing up. That includes cases in which the parents divorced and the child was raised by a single straight parent from that point on. Regnerus had very little data on households with two same-sex partners because he was basically looking at the past. With more data, collected more or less the way Regnerus did, you would probably find that the poor outcomes were due to descrimimation. Fisher also got the identical twin studies wrong - they showed for identical twins, if one was gay, the chances of the other being gay were around 50%, about twice the value for fraternal twins. If genes weren't a factor, it should have been the same as for fraternal twins, and if neither genes nor the prenatal environment was a factor, it should have been even lower.

    Either Fisher is lying or he doesn't understand what he is babbling about.

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 20, 2012 8:21:16 PM


  20. Yep, bible believers still believe in devils. Hard to believe that its 2012.

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 20, 2012 8:36:11 PM


  21. Whatd'ya know... big hands and big feet.

    Posted by: BobN | Nov 20, 2012 10:27:39 PM


  22. He's from FRESNO? So is FreeRepublic. Why are these nuts all from Fresno: it's the METH CAPITAL of the USA, you know that?

    Posted by: Charlie | Nov 21, 2012 5:12:03 AM


  23. Bryan is a dumb-ass, that makes no sense!!!

    Posted by: Jeffrey | Nov 21, 2012 5:23:50 AM


  24. The photo looks like a time-warp from the 50's not the late 60's. I suspect he became stuck in time in the 60's in reaction to the social events of that era. Essentially, he's always trying to turn back the clock.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 21, 2012 9:20:50 AM


  25. I love David Pakman and his approach to interviews. He simply (and respectfully) clarifies whatever his guests believe, then lets them hang themselves with it. He follows by strongly (yet respectfully still) standing up for us -- and he does it so well that, unbelievably, the fiercest lunatic is willing to be interviewed by him again! That takes talent. We can't get enough straight allies like David Pakman.

    Posted by: Jack | Nov 21, 2012 10:22:52 AM


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