Ten Years of Blogging: The Trail of Tears Remembered

One of the most popular posts ever is this one about the Trail of Tears. It showed up on the top ten most popular posts for the years 2011, 2012, and 2013.  I wrote about the Trail of Tears in response to the American Family Association's spokesman Bryan Fischer's incendiary comments about Native Americans. Fischer said English settlers were morally superior to Native Americans which justified cruel and dishonest treatment of native people by whites. Later, David Barton made similar arguments. … [Read more...]

The Invasion of America

No, this is not a post about a tea party conspiracy theory involving immigration.Rather, watch this video about Native American dispossession.Two of our favorite Christian nation proponents, David Barton and Bryan Fischer, believe the native people got what was coming to them. The history cannot be undone, but we should never forget.(hat tip to John Fea) … [Read more...]

The RNC Faces More Criticism Over AFA Israel Trip

Politico's Ben Schreckinger reports tonight that the Anti-Defamation League privately discouraged the Republican National Committee from participating in a trip to Israel paid for by the American Family Association. I wrote about this trip last week.In addition, more details about the trip are given (they apparently went despite the concerns) and Christ and Pop Culture editor Alan Noble and I are quoted.The RNC really should acknowledge this mistake, especially in light of other efforts … [Read more...]

RNC Members Should Pay Their Own Way to Israel

Last night, Rachel Maddow exclusively reported that the American Family Association demoted Bryan Fischer. Instead of being Director of Issues Analysis, he will simply continue to host his Focal Point radio broadcast.In 2012, AFA president Tim Wildmon told me via email that being a talk show host (e.g., Fischer) on the American Family Radio network was analogous to Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox News. Wildmon felt no obligation to own Fischer's outrageous comments in the same way that O'Reilly … [Read more...]

Dean of Liberty Law School Says Islam Not Protected by the First Amendment

Prospective Christian law students pay attention.Mat Staver, Dean of the Liberty University Law School told OneNewsNow, the "news service" of the American Family Association that Islam is more political ideology than religion and as such does not merit the same religious liberty protections.  Staver said"One of the issues, however, that needs to be considered is whether or not there will be much emphasis placed on advancing the Muslim cause," he notes. "Certainly that could be a concern to … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer and the Cultural Unity of the United States

As noted on Wednesday, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer said recently that European immigrants have been a benefit to the nation because they share "our values." However, Hispanics are problematic because they are by nature socialists, and because they do not demonstrate the "Protestant work ethic."Fischer declared his stereotypes in the context of criticizing Sean Hannity and Charles Krauthammer over what Fischer believes is capitulation to calls within the Republican … [Read more...]

Breaking: American Family Association Changes Name to American White Protestant Family Association

Not really, but they should.  … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer: Hispanics are socialists by nature

Is there a non-white group that Bryan Fischer hasn't stereotyped? If not, just give him time.Fred Clark at Slacktivist says Evangelicals Have a Bryan Fischer Problem, and he sure is correct.Here is the Focal Point program where Fischer goes off on Hispanics. Check him out at 2:21 where he rants that Hispanics are socialist by nature.Remember socialist is not a compliment coming from Fischer. It gets worse. He claims that Hispanics want to plunder the U.S. and that … [Read more...]


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