Bryan Fischer is one of those figures who really doesn’t need an introduction. He’s one of the few men I know who’s so flamboyantly homophobic that he’d flip his lid over a Burger King wrapper. He’s argued in the past that only Christians should be allowed in the military, that Liberals turned discrimination into a “bad word”, and has called for laws that make it illegal to “swear”, among other character defining moments.
Fischer is like Mussolini in that both of them are real world cartoon characters.
Despite making these comments on a near daily basis (as a simple search for his name on AATTP can attest), he remained a prominent voice for the American Family Association. Since the AFA is a hate group, it would only make sense for their spokesman to be a raging bigot, as well.
However, the Halcyon period has come to an end and it looks like the gravy train derailed somewhere north of Schadenfreude Avenue. According to MSNBC, Fischer has been stripped of his capacity as the spokesperson for the American F*ckhead Association:
“Fischer has been their director of issue analysis, the director of issue analysis for the American Family Association forever. He’s basically quoted everywhere for years now as the organization’s spokesman. […]“The president of the American Family Association telling us tonight, that as of today, Bryan Fischer should no longer be described as the director of issue analysis for that group, he should not be quoted as a spokesman for the group. As of today, the American Family Association tells us that Bryan Fischer is, and I quote, ‘just a talk show host.’”
So what prompted his thumping? According to AFA President Don Wildmon — he’s not a type of Digimon, despite what his name would suggest — it was his bizarre and wild assertions that there was a connection between Nazism and homosexuality that went beyond Nazis murdering homosexuals in the same ovens they murdered Jews, Roma, Poles, socialists, communists, trade unionists, and everyone else who disagreed with their vision of society.
According to Wildmon, “we reject that.”
Don’t misconstrue this as a case of “even evil has standards,” though. Fischer made those remarks years ago and has been a broken record ever since. This isn’t the AFA making some sort of “moral” stand, although thinking that makes for a rather sad joke. The likely reason is because the AFA plans to team up with the RNC and take a field trip to Israel. Once in Israel, they’ll pretend to support the country while pandering to the segment of their Rapture-believing base who can’t wait for those baby-eating Christ-Killers to get theirs during the Tribulation (once that temple gets built, Jesus will make it even worse than the Holocaust, you’ll see).
Given that Israel has a rather large population of non-Christians, Fischer’s famous tolerance towards other religions — summed up best with this quote: “Counterfeit religions, alternative religions of Christianity have no right to the free exercise of religion” — would create a rather “awkward dynamic.”
Fischer gets to keep his radio show, though, so don’t think he’s going away just yet. In fact, he’ll still be at the same bat(guano) time, in the same bat(guano) place, only he’s “just a talk show host” according Don Wildmon.
I wasn’t aware he was anything else.