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Wingnut Bryan Fischer: Diversity Is Crippling The U.S. - VIDEO

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Anti-gay activist Bryan Fischer has taken to the website for his hate group American Family Association to argue that diversity is crippling the U.S.

Fischer is well known for his virulent - and regular - homophobic views.  In recent weeks, he has said that all LGBT people should be banned from public office, that god is disgusted when he looks at gay sex, and that Burger King’s Proud Burger will be a disaster for for the company because people do not want to have to think of two men having sex when they sit down to eat a hamburger. Chelsea Manning

In his latest outburst, Fischer asserts that the U.S. became the greatest nation in the world because of “an unshakable commitment to common core values and standards” and that the acceptance of diversity “fractures, debilitates, and diffuses.”

Alluding to transitioning transgender wikileaker Chelsea Manning, he continues:

“The strength of our military has not been its diversity but its unity, indeed its uniformity. Soldiers wear the same uniform, not uniforms of their own imaginations. They serve one nation, not many, salute one flag, not many, and follow one commander-in-chief, not many.”

Not content with transphobia, he goes on to say that immigrants are only welcome in the U.S. “if they embrace [Christian] fundamental values and are willing to become Americans rather than hyphenated Americans.”

Of course, same-sex marriage - not very subtly linked with profanity, fidelity, murder and theft - is also out, in Fischer’s version of Christianity:

“We recognized the importance of language that was free from profanity. We recognized the importance of honoring parents. We affirmed the importance of marriage as the union of one man and one woman and stressed the importance of fidelity to the marriage covenant. We treated murder as a capital crime, punished theft, and punished perjury.”

ICYMI, watch Fischer's bizarre war on the Proud Burger, AFTER THE JUMP...

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American Family Association: Gays Are Gay Because They're Abused And Broken

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In today's "Predictable News" file, American Family Association's Ed Vitagliano writes an anti-gay essay that goes back to the ancient and stagnant well claiming that the reason gays are gay is because they suffered sexual abuse and are broken individuals. But it's ok, because we're all broken individuals, gay or straight, Christian or atheist...blind or sighted? And then the logic gets weird.

In an interesting little bit of defiance to the usual wingnut screeching points, Vitagliano actually admits that some gays might just maybe actually be born that way a little bit...or at the very least didn't consciously make the decision to spit in the face of God and His design because of the overpowering allure of man-butt.

I believe some percentage of homosexuals (I have no idea how large or small) simply grew up just like me – only different. Instead of having a crush on an opposite sex person, they experienced a crush on a same sex person. To them it appeared just that natural.

One small step forward that then takes a spinning backwards leap of rationalization by saying that natural attraction that gay people are born with and had no control over is evidence that they're broken, just like a blind person. 

If a child is born blind, does that mean God approves? Isn't it a sign that something is not as intended? Eyes were created to see. To not see is not the same as being able to see. The blind are still human, but their brokenness is still brokenness. But isn't that what we’re doing with homosexuality? Aren't we denying the obvious – that there’s a disconnect between design and operation in the homosexual? Aren’t we applauding as courageous those who declare their brokenness to be wholeness?

So being born gay is like being born blind: a sign that something is broken. And even though it's a brokenness they're born with, it goes against God's plan and He does not approve, and supporting and lifting up a gay or blind person for succeeding in life is claiming that they aren't broken. And, as we all know thanks to evangelicals constantly harping on it, being broken means being damned to Hell.

xYou've heard it from the AFA, folks: God hates blind people.


Bryan Fischer: Seeing Gay Sex Causes God (And Everyone Else) to 'Recoil From It In Some Kind of Disgust' - VIDEO

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American Family Association spokeshater Bryan Fischer, who seems to bring up gay sex more often than even the guys over at Men.com, spoke on his radio show yesterday about the revulsion that God must feel whenever he watches gay people have sex.

Said Fischer:

When God sees it, it causes him to recoil. And when we think about the actual act of homosexuality, we have exactly the same reaction. Most people think about that, they don't want to think about that, they don't want to visualize it because it is disgusting. And if people aren't politically conditioned to accept it, their natural reaction is that's just not normal, that's just not natural, that's not what human beings were designed for, that's not what they were made for.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

[via Right Wing Watch]

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Rabid Anti-Gay Pastor Rafael Cruz To Receive Award At Hate Group Gala - VIDEO

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At the upcoming Vision America “Heroes of Faith Gala,”  - a gathering of some of the most hateful anti-gay activists in the U.S. - Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is set to collect the “Don Wildmon Award” on behalf of his father Rafael Cruz, reports Right Wing Watch. The award is named for the founder of the American Family Association.

GalaTony Perkins, the leader of anti-gay hate group Family Research Council, is will receive the 2014 “National Hero of Faith Award” at the same event.

Back in June, we reported that Right Wing Watch had compiled a treasure trove of video footage of Cruz senior spouting off about everything from the evils of evolution, to his belief that Obama thinks he's God and Satan controls the government, to his assertion that gays stole the word "gay" and endanger children.

In the same month, Senator Cruz stoked religious fears that gay rights will soon lead to new hate speech laws and will force pastors to perform same-sex nuptials.

Vision America is run by rabid homophobe Rick Scarborough who earlier this month said that it is a miracle that god has not destroyed the U.S. since President Barack Obama started appointing gay ambassadors.

Watch Scarborough’s bizarre claims, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Bryan Fischer: Gays Should Be Banned From Public Office - VIDEO

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Wingnut Bryan Fischer, who heads the anti-gay organization American Family Association, has said that all gay people should be inherently disqualified from holding public office, reports Right Wing Watch.

Fischer used the controversy surrounding Texas Governor Rick Perry’s attempts to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign following her arrest for drunk driving to argue his point.

Referring to Lehmberg as an "open lesbian," he said that “somebody who is engaged in sexually deviant behavior is not qualified to hold public office.”

Fischer continued:

“If you get a conviction for rape, you can't hold public office. You get a conviction for pedophilia, you can't hold public office. You might even get run out of office on a prostitution charge because it's sexually deviant behavior. Now lesbianism is sexually deviant behavior because it deviates from God's plan and design for human sexually. So I believe that this is a person who, because she's involved in sexually deviant behavior, should be, ought to be disqualified from public service.”

Watch Fischer’s meanderings, AFTER THE JUMP...

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American Family Association: Gay 'Archie' Characters Destroying America's Youth - VIDEO

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The recent storylines in Archie comics, which focus on gay characters, have the American Family Association wringing their hands in concern. Last month, Archie spin-off Life With Archie drew headlines — both for a climactic scene where Archie takes a bullet for a gay friend, and for the comics' depiction of a gay wedding (an interracial couple including a gay soldier, no less).

On the American Family Association's program Today's Issues, Religious Right commentator Larry Tomczak discussed the comics, trotting out the usual "will somebody please think of the children" rhetoric.

Via Right Wing Watch, AFA's Ed Vitagliano, one of Today's Issues' hosts, responded to Tomczak's concerns:

I know I sound like an old crank but when kids grow up being fed lies, why should we surprised if they believe lies? Why should we be surprised if they say there is nothing wrong with same-sex marriage?[...]These kids grew up watching their parents laugh at Will & Grace, which changed people’s opinions, and now the kids don’t have a problem with it.

Check out an excerpt via YouTube AFTER THE JUMP, or head to Vimeo for the whole segment, if you need that in your life.

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