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...]

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...]

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...]

Weekend Roundup – Tanks, Government Lies, Anti-Gay Pride, Christian Persecution, Government Shut Down

These are some items of interest that I either didn't get to or need no additional noise from me.David Barton: Tanks A Lot - David Barton told his Wallbuilders audience that private citizens should be allowed to have whatever weapons the government has - tanks, fighter jets, whatever. Just like the founders had.How Do You Know When The Government Is Lying? - That's the burning question Michael Peroutka asks on his IOTC website. He claims that the government and the media conspire … [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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