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Fischer: Liberals Support Immigration Because Conservatives are Outbreeding Them

On his radio program yesterday, Bryan Fischer explained that liberals support immigration reform because they are being out-bred by conservatives and so "ten, twenty years down the road, they're just going to be outnumbered."

"We are breeding our own voters," Fischer said of conservatives, whereas liberals "have got to import them ... so that's why they're so enamored with illegal aliens and amnesty for them is they've got to find some way to get these people on the voter rolls to just maintain numerical parity with conservatives":

E.W. Jackson: Using My Past Statements Against Me Is 'Persecution' and an Unconstitutional Religious Test

E. W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor in Virginia, was the guest on Bryan Fischer's radio program today where he was treated to a sympathetic interview by a host who shares his radical views.

During the discussion, Jackson stood by his anti-gay and anti-abortion views and suggested that efforts to hold him accountable for his previous statements now that he is running for office was somehow an unconstitutional religious test.

Jackson seems to believe that things he said about political issues are not relevant to his political candidacy because he said those things in his capacity as a minister and so using them against him in his campaign amounts to anti-Christian persecution:

It's a sad commentary on our media and culture today that anybody that expresses a Biblical worldview is marginalized and, frankly, not too put too fine a point on it, persecuted for doing so. And I think that's a sad commentary.

But look, it's an attack ultimately on every church-going, Bible-believing Christian out there who holds to a traditional worldview and frankly, I think one of my goals is to champion their right to hold their views without being persecuted for it.

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I think Americans are tired of being told that holding to Judeo-Christian values somehow makes you can idiot, as you put it, makes you backwoods, makes you ignorant and unless you buy into the sort of contemporary morality of the day, you are a person to be shunned.

Our Founding Fathers believed that there should never be a religious test and yet that's what we're seeing today. We're seeing people apply a religious test and they're saying anything you believed or said as a minister disqualifies you from serving as Lt. Governor because you hold to these Biblical views.

For some reason, Fischer did not disabuse Jackson of this notion and explain that while "the federal government cannot use a religious test, but voters can, and they should.  Let’s be done with the nonsense that asking questions about a candidate’s faith is inappropriate. It certainly is not. In fact, in some ways, the faith questions are the most important, because they go right to the issue of a man’s most deeply held convictions and values."

Fischer: AFA Was So Confident That it Only Prepared a Statement Praising Boy Scouts for Retaining Ban on Gay Scouts

Several months before the Boy Scouts of America put the decision on ending the ban on gay scouts to a vote at the National Annual Meeting in May, Bryan Fischer boldly guaranteed that there is literally no chance that a vote to end the ban would ever pass.

As the vote neared, it became increasingly clear that there was a very real chance that the vote would, in fact, pass and pass easily ... which is exactly what happened.

But according to Fischer, who recently appeared on The Dove TV to discuss the issue, the American Family Association was so confident that the measure would fail that the only press release the organization prepared was one praising the Boy Scouts for upholding the original policy.

"We had to scramble to issue a press release, a statement, when we found out the vote had gone the other way," Fischer admitted, "so it was a shocker to a lot of people, including to those of us here at AFA":

Fischer: Obama Has 'Muslim Sympathies' and His Enemies are Evangelical Christians

On his radio program yesterday, Bryan Fischer took a call from a listener who declared that anyone who doesn't understand that President Obama is a "communist Muslim" who is waging "holy jihad" against Evangelical Christians in America is a "pea brain," which prompted Fischer to reply that "a lot of what [the caller] had to say is exactly right."

Fischer went on to add his own two cents, declaring that this is "the most virulent anti-Christian, anti-Christ, anti-God administration that we've ever had in American history," adding, for good measure, that it is also anti-Semitic.

Saying that we don't know whether Obama is actually a Muslim or not, Fischer suggested that there is reason to suspect that he is because it is obvious that he "has Muslim sympathies" and that "he has never said a kind word about Christianity."

Citing an entirely unverified and dubious report in support of this claim, Fischer then went on to state that while President Bush's enemies were foreign enemies who targeted America, Fischer said that President Obama's enemies are domestic, which is why he is targeting Evangelical Christians like the American Family Association:

Rios: Sexual Abuse 'Epidemic' in Gay Community, Obama Dislikes 'The White Demographic'

American Family Association radio host Sandy Rios is marking LGBT Pride Month by once again arguing that gay men are much more likely to be sexual predators. On her show last Friday, Rios told listeners that “there is a huge amount of sexual abuse in the male gay community,” saying that the levels of abuse are “epidemic.”

She later went on to diagnose President Obama with a case of self-hatred against the white side of his family and suggested that he is ungrateful for all that America has done for him: “Obama seems to have a certain hatred for—oh I should be careful—let’s just say his sympathies aren’t with the white demographic.” “He is a man with both races coursing through his veins and what happened to him? He seems to have had every privilege known to man,” Rios wondered, “and still he seems resentful” of whites.

One Million Moms Protests 'The Fosters' For Trying to 'Desensitize America and Our Children by Promoting Inappropriate Behavior'

The American Family Association’s One Million Moms is asking members to contact advertisers on “The Fosters,” a show about a lesbian couple raising adopted, biological and foster children, and demand that they drop the program for “attacking my faith, morals and values.”

“Not only is this program insulting to conservative viewers and traditional families,” the sample email to advertisers reads, “but it also focuses on a controversial subject that your company would probably not desire to be associated with.”

The group claims that the show’s emphasis on helping foster children is offset by the attempt to “redefine marriage and family by having two moms raise these children together” and “desensitize America and our children by promoting inappropriate behavior, especially on a family channel.”

ABC Family Channel has several anti-family programs and has now added to that growing list. ABC Family's new show "The Fosters" is about a lesbian couple and their diverse family. Adding this program to a lineup that already includes "Pretty Little Liars," "Twisted," "Daddy Baby" and "The Lying Game" many demonstrates to families that ABC Family Channel is anything but family-friendly. But, because "family" is part of the network's name, we thought a warning should be sent out to anyone who continues to watch the channel.



New episodes will air on Monday evenings at 9:00pm ET/8:00pm CT. In addition, frequent promos are airing for this new series. Families should avoid the network completely; otherwise, you run the risk of viewing a commercial for this new, offensive program.

ABC Family's show "The Fosters" is about two women raising a multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids. While foster care and adoption is a wonderful thing and the Bible does teach us to help orphans, this program is attempting to redefine marriage and family by having two moms raise these children together. Unacceptable content in the first episode included one foster child as an inmate in a juvenile detention center, sneaking and selling prescription drugs to earn money, a lesbian couple kissing on the mouth and snuggling in bed together, mentioning they are gay multiple times and purchasing condoms for their eldest son. …

Please send an email letter to the sponsors of this week's program "The Fosters." This week's national sponsors were: Olive Garden, Pier 1 Imports, Popeye's, Wendy's and Royal Caribbean.

Urge advertisers to place it on their "do not advertise" list in protest of the attempt to desensitize America and our children by promoting inappropriate behavior on a family channel.



As a parent and a member of OneMillionMoms.com, I strongly encourage your company to drop all plans of financially supporting the inappropriate ABC Family Channel program "The Fosters." This show is degrading to families and damaging to our culture.

I am appalled that your company is supporting a show that features homosexuality in a positive light on a family channel. While foster care and adoption is a wonderful thing, this program is attempting to redefine marriage and family by having two moms raise these children together. The content of this program also includes violence involving children, children selling drugs and parents purchasing condoms for their children so they can practice casual sex before marriage. Obviously, none of this material is acceptable to air on a family show.

While your company is a household name, I do not agree with your financial backing of this program. As a Christian, I feel you are attacking my faith, morals and values. Not only is this program insulting to conservative viewers and traditional families, but it also focuses on a controversial subject that your company would probably not desire to be associated with.

As a consumer, I am asking you to please pull your ad immediately and to support traditional family values and family-friendly programming instead. My decision to support your company depends on it.

I urge your company to place "The Fosters" on your "do not advertise" list in protest of attempting to desensitize America and our children by promoting inappropriate behavior, especially on a family channel.

My family and I look forward to your response.

Fischer: End Sexual Assault in the Military By Banning Women and Gays

Bryan Fischer has a pretty simple solution for solving the problem of sexual assault in the military: ban women and gays.

On his radio program today, Fischer said that the purpose of public policy is to construct barriers to engagement in sinful behavior and so it makes no sense to allow women to serve in the military where they come into close contact with members of the opposite sex .

Fischer then went on to call for gays to likewise be banned from the military, and did so by misrepresenting an op-ed from the New York Times to claim that 90% of the sexual assaults in the military are "being committed by serial homosexual rapists": 

Rios Warns LGBT Rights Movement Is Transforming America into Soviet Russia

Sandy Rios of the American Family Association hosted Fox News correspondent Todd Starnes today where they discussed a brochure [PDF] from the group DOJPride, a group representing LGBT employees at the Department of Justice, which they said was a sign that the U.S. is turning into the Soviet Union.

The brochure was simply a list of tips on creating an LGBT-inclusive work environment and has no enforcement provisions, but those plain facts didn’t stop Starns from arguing that the DOJ now “require[s] managers to post a symbol, an emblem, showing that they are pro-gay in their office.”

“This makes it clear that it’s not enough to give so-called equality, any objections must be eradicated and this is our future if we allow this to continue,” Rios warned, while Starnes called the brochure “un-American.”

Rios even claimed the LGBT rights movement is transforming America into the USSR: “When I was a girl the Soviet Union was such a great threat to the world, the spread of Communism, and those of us that remember that era we have not forgotten, we just never thought it would happen in our country. I’ve had callers to the radio show who grew up in the Soviet Bloc countries, I’ve had them call weeping to see what’s happening to our loss of freedoms.”

Bryan Fischer, Boy Scouts on Parade, and Nazi Germany

Over the weekend, several Boy Scouts and leaders in Utah defied orders and marched in a pride parade wearing their scouting uniforms.  Bryan Fischer and his AFA colleague Randy Sharp discussed the story on Fischer's radio program yesterday and during the segment, Sharp said that one of the adult leaders was "barking military orders" at the Scouts during the parade.

Later in the program, Fischer returned to the topic and claimed that the entire thing reminds him of Nazi Germany, where the German version of the Boy Scouts was started as a "major homosexual recruiting effort":

Bryan Fischer Defends Erick Erickson From 'Dragon Lady' Megyn Kelly

Fox News commentator Erick Erickson has been under attack for the last several days for remarks he made earlier this week that men should play the dominant role in society with women serving in a complimentary role.

Not surprisingly, such views have not gone over well with a lot of people, including Fox News host Megyn Kelly who had Erickson on her program today where she ripped him for his sexist views.

Even less surprisingly, Bryan Fischer, who believes that God created women to be ruled over by their husbands, has now come rushing to Erickson's defense against that "harridan Megyn Kelly."

Calling Kelly a "feminist on steroids," Fischer said she was "resentful," "angry," "hostile," and "bitter" to these "poor guys" who were just trying to defend the biblical view of the gender roles.

Fischer went on to say that Kelly was driven by an unhealthy, bitter "angry feminist energy" before finally just calling her a "dragon lady":

McCullough: Gays Hate God

While we here at Right Wing Watch are still reeling from Buster Wilson’s departure from the American Family Association, the new host of Today’s Issues, Kevin McCullough, is preserving the show’s anti-gay venom.

While discussing the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to include gay members under the age of eighteen, McCullough claimed that gay people hate God:

One thing that is absolutely true is that people that live active and activist homosexual lifestyles absolutely, rigidly hate the God of Scripture. There is no doubt about that, they absolutely do. People that struggle with it and try to work it out, they’re in a different category. But the people that are activists about it, they despise the God of the Bible and there is nothing short of that that can be understood.

Fischer: Striking Down DOMA Will Lead to Incest, Pedophilia, Bestiality and the End of America

On his radio program yesterday, Bryan Fischer claimed that if the Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act, "it will be too late for America" as every state in the nation will then be forced to legalize polygamy, incest, pedophilia, and bestiality.

"It will be, at that point," Fischer said, "too late for America. We will have become Rome; we will not be slouching toward Gomorrah, we will be bull-rushing Gomorrah at warp speed":

Right Wing Round-Up - 5/30/13

American Family Association: Gay-Accepting Straights Inviting 'Devastation Wrought by God's Wrath'

In last month’s American Family Association magazine, Ed Vitagliano lamented that gay people might not want to be friends with Christians who are opposed to marriage equality. Vitagliano is probably not boosting his chances of making gay friends with his article in June’s AFA Journal, a two-page spread with “Sodom” plastered across the top.

The thrust of the article is that “embracing homosexuality is a sign of deep spiritual sickness” in a culture.  America, he writes, is on the verge of suppressing the truth about God’s plan and the duality of gender. “A downward death spiral results from such suppression,” he warns.

The homosexual movement has had such great success because Americans have become arrogantly self-indulgent and idolatrous. Straight America has embraced homosexuality because straight Americans first embraced the sexual revolution for the satisfaction of their own perverse sexual appetites.

Judgment came to Sodom because violent homosexuality was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. As a prevalent sin, however, it was the manifestation of an underlying wickedness that permeated the entire culture – a wickedness that was not limited to the homosexual.

Thus homosexuality often becomes the barometer of a culture rotting out from the inside. If the problem were only homosexuality, then the simple act of pushing it back into the closet  (if that were possible) would be enough to forestall judgment.

But what Ezekiel 16 teaches us is this: By the time a culture accepts idolatry, abortion and homosexuality, it is already ripe for the devastation wrought by God’s wrath.

Whether they live in a decidedly pagan culture or one, like America, that is an admixture, Christians are called to be salt and light.

Standing against the unrighteousness permeating our society might not be the easy thing to do, but it’s a whole lot easier than running from the fire and brimstone that inevitably follow.

Fischer: Women Were Designed To Be Ruled Over and Focus Their Energy on Making a Home for Their Children & Husband

On today's radio program, Bryan Fischer reacted to new research finding that women are either the sole or primary source of income in 40% of homes ... and his reaction was exactly what you'd expect from sexist, borderline theocrat as he cited the Bible to assert that women were designed to be ruled over by their husbands and "to focus her energies ... on making a home for her children and for her husband."

Fischer was especially alarmed by the prospect that working women might earn more than their husbands because it is an unhealthy dynamic because it undermines "his sense of worth as a male":

Fischer: LDS Church Supported Ending the Ban on Gay Boy Scouts in Order to Restore Polygamy

Last week, Bryan Fischer was trying to understand why the Mormon Church was supporting the decision by the Boy Scouts of America (or "Boy Sodomizers of America," as he calls them) to lift its ban on gay scouts and came up with a novel theory.

Admitting that he has literally "no evidence that this is the case," Fischer nevertheless speculated that the LDS Church has "gone soft on the homosexual agenda" because "as the homosexual agenda advances, the next domino to fall is going to be the ban against polygamy."

"The LDS leadership," Fischer said, "these people are smart, they're sharp, they're thinking all the time and I believe one of the reasons they may have gone soft on the homosexual agenda is that they believe that the homosexual agenda may be the secret to restoring polygamy to America and this would vindicate Mormon doctrine from the very beginning":

Fischer: The Boy Scouts Are Now the 'Boy Sodomizers of America'

On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer weighed in on the decision by the Boy Scouts of America to drop its ban on gay scouts last night. 

Admitting that he was shocked by the vote since he was positive that it was going to be retained, Fischer declared that the BSA should change its name to the "Boy Sodomizers of America." Fischer eventually read a passage from the Book of Luke in which Jesus says it is better to have a stone tied around ones neck and be tossed into the sea than to lead a child to sin as a warning to BSA leaders that they will face the judgment of God for endorsing this change in policy:

AFA: Boy Scouts In 'Open Rebellion Against God'

Fred Jackson and Dan Celia of the American Family Association discussed the Boy Scouts of America’s vote to end the ban on openly gay members under the age of 18 this morning on Financial Issues, which Jackson called an “open rebellion against God.” The two expressed shock and disappointment as Jackson noted that over 60 percent of delegates backed the change in policy, and Celia predicted that this will bring “the fall of the nation.”

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Fischer Flashback: Chances of BSA Voting to End the Ban on Gay Scouts is 'Nonexistent'

Back in February, the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board was entertaining the idea of ending the organization's ban on gay scouts but after an outcry of opposition by anti-gay activists, decided to postpone the decision and instead put it to a vote, allowing the members of the National Council to decide the question at the National Annual Meeting in May 2013.

Last night, that vote was taken and the decision to end the ban passed with over 60% of the vote.

It must be awkward for Bryan Fischer who, back in February when the decision to put it to a vote was made, rejoiced over the fact that now the resolution would never pass.

"The chances that this 1,400 National Council is going to remove the ban on homosexuality," Fischer guaranteed, "is nonexistent.  It does not exist.  It's infinitesimal. It is off the charts in remoteness. So in other words, ladies and gentlemen, this decision today means that the ban on homosexual scout masters and homosexual participants, that ban is going to be upheld. It's going to be defended. It's going to be in place. It's not going anywhere. It's not going to be changed. Sodomy is not going to be normalized in the Boy Scouts of America.  It's the end of the game.  This is game over.  This is the Super Bowl and the good guys have won.  Make no mistake about this, this is a huge win for the pro-family movement; it is a big, big, big setback for Big Gay":

American Family Association Makes Another Anti-Gay Movie

The American Family Association’s monthly magazine, AFA Journal, has a story this month about a movie written by the group’s research director Ed Vitagliano called “Accidental Activist”:

Ted and Lynn Murphy lead a simple life. They have three wonderful children, their own small business, and a good relationship with friends and neighbors.

But that life is turned upside down when Ted signs a petition advocating traditional marriage. It is a small act of civic duty in his mind, but in the minds of others in the community it is viewed as an act of heartless bigotry.

Ted and his wife become the focus of a local protest that threatens not only to destroy their business but suffocate their religious freedom as well.

AFA Journal interviewed Vitagliano about his “friendships with people who are homosexual or have been, and have left that lifestyle when they became Christians.”

Vitagliano laments that a gay person, even the “the ordinary homosexual non-activist,” for some reason may not want to maintain a friendship with someone who opposes his or her right to marry: “I don’t know how many homosexuals would want to be friends with a Christian who signs what we would call a pro-marriage petition.” He says he wants gay people to “see that in the culture war, Christians are victims as much as they see themselves as victims.”

What happens when an ordinary Christian family is “accidentally” thrown into the fires of a heated culture war battle?

American Family Association’s new movie, Accidental Activist, follows the trials of Ted Murphy and his family as their reputations, friendships and even livelihood are threatened after he signs a petition supporting traditional marriage.

The story is propelled by the friendship of Ted who, along with his wife, runs a custom T-shirt business, and Ron who owns a nearby popular coffee shop. Ron is a homosexual.



Ed Vitagliano: I tried to portray Ted as an ordinary Christian who reacts in a very human way to his trials. Ted wants to know where God is in the midst of his troubles. Earlier in my Christian walk I sometimes felt like that. I wasn’t yet at a place to understand that stressful circumstances are often used to glorify His name. As I grew older and more experienced with my walk with the Lord, I realized that God doesn’t have to explain to me what He’s doing in my life. Ted faces the same dilemma.

Over the years, I've had friendships with people who are homosexual or have been, and have left that lifestyle when they became Christians. Some still struggle with it. For me, those relationships humanize the struggles of gay men and women. Admittedly, I’ve had limited experience; however, I realize they are human beings made in God’s image.

I wanted to make sure that Ron represented what I think is the ordinary homosexual non-activist who is just trying to live his life and find happiness. I wanted him to be seen as someone with whom a Christian could have a friendship. At the same time, I wanted to make it clear that there was an important disagreement between Ted and Ron.

AFAJ: Do you think such a friendship is possible?

EV: I think Christians would want to maintain friendships with people who have beliefs that are outside Christian belief – atheists, for example.

On the other hand, I don’t know how many homosexuals would want to be friends with a Christian who signs what we would call a pro-marriage petition. But if there are homosexuals who watch the movie, I hope they might give Christians a chance.



On the other side, I’d like for those in the homosexual rights movement to see that just because we Christians see marriage in a way that excludes homosexuals, that doesn’t mean we are motivated by hate. I want them to see that in the culture war, Christians are victims as much as they see themselves as victims.
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