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AFA Hater Bryan Fischer Forecasts Abortions of Gay Babies, Says New Study Suggests Homosexuality is a 'Birth Defect': VIDEO


American Family Association radio host is excited about the announcement yesterday in which researchers said they may have identified epigenetic reasons for homosexuality, Right Wing Watch reports.

Writes Fischer:

The scientists in Koebler’s article, in my view, are now resorting to genetic subterfuge and are coming dangerously close to saying that homosexuality is the result of a genetic defect, a genetic abnormality. In other words, read from one angle, these same scientists are saying that homosexuality is the result of a birth defect...

...In fact, I expect that if this theory gains some currency, it will not be long before we have legislation from the homoexual lobby prohibiting “sex-selection” abortions on any child carrying this epi-marker.

Watch him repeat the same sentiment on his radio show, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. So if we're born that way, does that mean you're going to leave us alone from now on?

    Posted by: Ezam | Dec 12, 2012 11:29:05 PM

  2. @Ezam: of course he is not going to leave us alone. That would require that he behave consistently instead of just spouting "talking points" or whatever the euphemism of the day is for propaganda.

    Posted by: Bill | Dec 13, 2012 1:24:46 AM

  3. Just another case of a person who is ignorant of science thinking that they actually understand a scientific paper. This person does not, on his own, reach that many people. So here we are allowing him to reach many more than he would if we had just ignored him.

    Posted by: jleo71 | Dec 13, 2012 3:56:54 AM

  4. John, I agree that some parents would choose to abort a fetus if they knew he or she was LGT.

    We know that selective abortion is a serious problem in China even for something as normal and indeed essential as being female, with the result that there is huge surplus of men who will never be able to marry a woman (all the more reason to legalize same-sex marriage in China).

    That is why I don't support research on the genetic or epigenetic origin of homosexuality.

    Posted by: F Young | Dec 13, 2012 5:57:11 AM

  5. If there is a Homosexual Lobby - how come I've never seen the Hotel?

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Dec 13, 2012 8:35:25 AM

  6. Too bad his mother didn't believe in abortion.

    Posted by: hornlongjohn | Dec 13, 2012 9:12:04 AM

  7. While's he's not advocating abortion (too obvious?), he's suggesting a test will result in more abortions.

    This is essentially true. If there were a test for gayness during pregnancy, as there is for Down Syndrome, it probably would result in a lot more abortions. Down Syndrome has essentially been aborted out of existence here in the US. The birthrate for DS babies is "down" by about 90-95%. Advocates that dealt with issues related to DS babies are somewhat at a loss for words. The same probably would happen to gay babies, or more likely if the epi-genetics is true, the fetus would be treated in-utero to "correct" the situation.

    However, medical tests for epi-genetic markers do not exist yet and probably can't be considered reliable. The main problem is that genes switch on and off all the time, particularly during gestation, so the time window for any active marker is relatively short. The odds of testing during the correct period and then being able to administer any therapy is low. Likewise, the period may be nearer the end of the pregnancy, when abortion starts to become much less likely.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 13, 2012 10:33:22 AM

  8. @KERWOT What does "Sexuality will probably never be tied to any one single cause.." mean?

    Why does sexuality have to have ANY cause? Sexuality just IS.

    Just as I AM and you ARE. In other words, this is not just about my "sexuality"! My "gayness", whatever IT is, is about my humanity and it isn't just about sex!

    Epigenetics sounds remarkably like eugenics: that there is a genetic explanation for everything and that some people are "deficient" genetically and society could best be served by ridding itself of such "deficiencies".

    I care not the whys and wherefores about why I am sexually attracted to other men. But THAT is but a small part of who I am in the totality of my humanity. That point gets missed over and over, not just by psychopathic bigots such as Bryan Fisher, but even by some of our "allies".

    Let it rest. LGBT people simply ARE. That is reason enough to end any and all bigotry against us.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 13, 2012 11:09:40 AM

  9. He is a very evil man.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 13, 2012 2:16:24 PM

  10. In conversations/panel discussions I've often thrown out the preposition that same-sex attraction is the natural evolution of our species as a means to reduce over-population or perhaps a step towards the development of a single sex. Who knows? Perhaps we are indeed at the beginning of this evolutionary change. While we clearly are able to find ways around the obstacles same-sex couples face when wanting offspring it doesn't necessarily mean that the evolutionary process for humans is complete. I've often felt more advanced that a lot of the cretins out there after all. Come back in 50,000 years and see what happened!

    Posted by: KC | Dec 13, 2012 4:22:43 PM

  11. Fischer's influence is strong enough that we need to keep track of him because he is a leading light of the Religious Right - the most important base of the Republican party.

    @John: The negation of "all" is not "none" but "not all" - in other words "some". I have no illusions about the extent of LGBT acceptance.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 14, 2012 2:29:29 AM

  12. Are they going to condemn the mother or father as genetically defective as well? They also have the epigenetic quirk which in their case protects them.

    The FOOL doesn't know what he is talking about.

    Posted by: Lynn David | Dec 14, 2012 4:25:51 AM

  13. Birth defect? So you are saying god made people gay then right?

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Dec 14, 2012 8:57:08 PM

  14. So according to Fischer's "reasoning," couldn't gays demand the AFA make accommodations for us according to the Amer with Disabilities Act? It would certainly be fun to threaten him with it to see how quickly he backtracks.

    Posted by: Caliban | Dec 14, 2012 9:10:24 PM

  15. If it's proven to be genes, then homosexuality would be a birth defect. Gay/lesbian sexual behaviors are comparable to drug junkyism. Transexuals are worse and they should make it a crime to do sex changes. Aborting homos, lesbians & transexuals before they're born is a good idea :)

    Posted by: snowfun | Dec 14, 2012 9:23:57 PM

  16. Aborting homos is a good idea :) Mr. Bryan Fischer, we need to abort homos, lesbians & transeuxals. Transexuals who are surgically mutilated are worse than homos. Abort the homos. :)

    Posted by: snowfun | Dec 16, 2012 10:01:15 AM

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