American Family Association Touts Free Speech for Radio Hosts Except When Hosts Criticize the AFA

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In a letter to the Southern Poverty Law Center yesterday, AFA attorney Patrick Vaughn said the American Family Association is a "free speech zone."In 2012, AFA Tim Wildmon took essentially the same stance regarding Fischer's views while Fischer was serving as Director of Issues Analysis. Now, in the face of a firestorm of controversy involving the Republican National Committee, the AFA backs away from most of the outrageous things Fischer has said while he represented the AFA.The AFA … [Read more...]

Rachel Maddow: Bryan Fischer Has Been Fired As Spokeman By the American Family Association

Rachel Maddow reported earlier this evening:May be (should be) more fall out from the GOP's collaboration with the AFA. Perhaps Bryan Fischer's foot has been in his mouth just a few too many times.The AFA hasn't gotten rid of him completely; he is still considered a "talk show host" and his twitter account has him as the host of the Focal Point show.Apparently, Tim Wildmon has had a change of heart about Bryan Fischer's platform. In 2012, Wildmon declined to address Fischer's … [Read more...]

Politifact Debunks Bryan Fischer’s Christianity Only View of the First Amendment

Just as I did in 2011, yesterday Politifact debunked Bryan Fischer's claim that the founders said religion but meant Christianity.On his 12/10/13 Focal Point broadcast, Fischer said: By the word religion in the First Amendment, the founders meant Christianity. Not so.Politifact's Punditfact writers consulted Baylor's Thomas Kidd, Rutger's Jan Ellen Lewis and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow John Ragosta to provide the complete picture. Fischer believes Muslims should not … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer finds a gay he can like

Bryan Fischer is out for vindication. He was dismissed from a CNN broadcast by Carol Costello after ranting away at gays and failing to discuss the SPLC Mix It Up Day honestly. Now he has found himself a gay person who Fischer believes speaks the truth and thinks like he thinks. And as if to shout, "I told you so!" he presents this gay man as an authority in his most recent column. Fischer cites Johann Hari who penned what Hari portrays as an expose of sorts for Huffington Post on the subject of … [Read more...]

Why do they even bring Bryan Fischer on?

Bryan Fischer on CNN finds evil in the strangest places and then he won't answer for his words about gays being Nazis. Isn't there some way to simply say no to the AFA? Conservatives might lament the title "conservative" applied to AFA and Fischer. However, I think it is up to conservatives to police ourselves. William Buckley did it with the John Birchers; why can't conservatives today do it with the AFA? … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer: Changing sexual orientation like scoring 100 points in a single NBA game

I bet Bryan Fischer would like to take this one back. Says the incomparable Mr. Fischer today comparing the change from gay to straight:We know that it's possible to bat .400 over the course of a major league season, because one man, Ted Williams, did it in 1941. We know that it's possible to hit 73 home runs in a single season, because one man, Barry Bonds, did it in 2001. We know that it's possible to score 100 points in an NBA game, because one man, Wilt Chamberlain, did it in 1962.So … [Read more...]

What dominionists would do with gays, part 2 – Enter Bryan Fischer

Right Wing Watch first reported that Bryan Fischer today answered my question from yesterday asking what dominionists would do with gays.Fischer: Both of the cases that went to the United States Supreme Court that dealt with the issue of whether states should criminalize sodomy, and of course they still ought to be able to do it, every state in the union criminalized sodomy until 1962 and then forty nine states until 1972, then they began to fall like dominoes. But by the time of the founding … [Read more...]

AFA takes a stand on religious freedom

While this is not a perfect statement (see this post for a critique), the AFA decided to oppose Bryan Fischer's narrow view of the First Amendment. Earlier this week, the AFA issued the following statement.RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FOR ALL An American Family Association Policy Statement The American Family Association celebrates Religious Freedom for all people and for all beliefs as one of the foundational values that make the United States of America a great nation.  Historical Bac … [Read more...]


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