AFA removes article at odds with Bryan Fischer on Native Americans; Update: Original article also removed

I have written a couple of posts about Bryan Fischer’s supremacist views relating to Native Americans. As far as I can tell, I am only one of two conservatives to respond negatively to it. The other one, however, is noteworthy in that he did so on the website of the American Family Association.

One of AFA’s other columnists, 17 year old Elijah Friedeman posted a column criticizing Fischer’s views.  However, you’ll have to read it on Friedeman’s blog since it has been removed from AFA’s. Here is how he started it:

Native Americans were so immoral that they deserved what happened to them? I find the idea repulsive.

Yesterday, Bryan Fischer posted a blog about how American indians disqualified themselves from any claim to land in America by their sexual immorality and violence. I want to officially reject and distance myself from that viewpoint.

His other columns are still available and you can find the link to his rebuttal in the search engine but when you click the link, it fails to appear.

UPDATE: Bryan Fischer’s article has now been removed from the AFA website. However, you can read it in the Google cache for now and here permanently. I wonder if he will explain why it was taken down.

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  • BobbiCW

    Another case of “don’t like what it says about us so we’ll simply ignore it, erase it, and pretend it never happened.” How about taking a little personal responsibility and doing a little self-reflection for a change? As someone once said I’ve never heard of a topic that’s so dangerous it can’t be discussed.

  • ken

    I’m curious to see if Brian Fischer will make any statements about the removal of the article.

    Normally, I would say Fischer is best ignored, but in this case Warren, I think you (and Elijah) have done a good job in getting the article pulled. And hopefully, getting AFA to re-think their association with Fischer (although, I won’t hold my breath on that).

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  • chris

    read the link to Mr. Fischer’s article. Someone please explain what part was the offensive part of his article because after reading the entire article and considering everything in its context within the article, I did not see what the big deal is. Maybe Mr. Friedeman’s article will shed some light on this for me. :)

  • http://wthrockmorton.com Warren

    chris – In addition to reading Elijah’s article, you should check out this post and this one.

    For starters, Fischer’s articles are historically inaccurate. He then glosses over the evils of forced relocation as some kind of judgment against Native Americans. The entire tone is supremacist. Not sure how you missed that.

  • chris

    Can not comment on the historic inaccuracy part of his articles without specific examples. The reason I “missed it” is probally because I have a different “set of eyes” or way of viewing much of history than you do. Thank you for the two additional links, I will take a look at them.

  • http://www.wthrockmorton.com Warren

    chris – I hope you open your “set of eyes” and see the specific examples I provided in the posts on this subject. The Trail of Tears, for instance, cannot be viewed in any other way but an atrocity.

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