A Kansas House candidate’s Facebook timeline a totally “not-racist” meme on his Facebook wall on October 21, which was removed once he began to generate some negative attention.
Cordell Fischer, a pastor running for House District 58, showed off his love of African-Americans with the only tribute he understands: the perpetuation of a horrible stereotype that black fathers never stick around for their kids.
The meme featured Darth Vader and the text, “First Black Guy to Admit He is the Father.” Get is? Cause Darth Vader always wears black. Hahahahahaha! Hilarious.
Fischer, a man of the party of personal responsibility, did what any good Christian whose timeline features a racist remark would do: he blamed his wife, in accordance with Misogynist 1:87, which reads, “Thy wife shall scapegoat all thine actions.”
“My wife had tagged me in it, so I never posted it personally, but it was meant to be directed toward my brother in private,” Fischer said, revealing that Republicans are fine with racism, as long as it is expressed behind closed doors.
Rep. Harold Lane, Fischer’s opponent, said that he found it “appalling that anyone would post something so inappropriate,” even if it is a super cool Star Wars meme that allows one to express his bigotry in what probably seems like a hilarious manner.
“I do apologize for whatever it looked like to the public,” Fischer said.
Fischer is pastor of The Great I AM Church along with his wife, who he says posted the racist meme, but says that anyone concerned about his feelings toward different ethnicities is free to visit the church.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Fischer regularly posts horrible comments.
On Oct. 20, Fischer shared a link to a story that claims that Christian ministers in Ohio have been told they must perform same-sex weddings or face fines or jail time. Along with the link, Fischer wrote, “We’re not in America anymore…”
On Sept. 26, Fischer shared an image of a house with an Obama-Biden sign captioned: “Dear illegals, wherever you see these signs, these are open house help centers!! So help yourself!!”
With less than a week before the election, Fischer and Lane are facing off in a city that has a greater share of minorities than the state as a whole. Blacks make up more than 11 percent of the population in Topeka, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, compared with just under 6 percent in the entire state. In addition, whites make up 76 percent of the population in Topeka but are about 84 percent of the population in Kansas.
Of course, his attempts to blame his wife might go more smoothly if her caption did not read “Cordell insisted I share :D”