Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The anti-gay right LOVES to use junk science against gays

During last night's post, I made reference to an interview the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer conducted with discredited researcher Paul Cameron in 2013. Below is a video of the interview:

Two reminders:

 1. Cameron is a discredited researcher who is head the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group the Family Research Institute. Almost two decades ago, he was THE go-to man for anti-gay propaganda even though he was known to be a quack who pushed such theories as gay men stuffing gerbils up their rectums.

His work has been cited on more than one occasion by many anti-gay groups from the Family Research Council to the American Family Association. As his history of fraud became widely known, these groups distanced themselves from him without so much as an apology for using him as a source in the first place.

But not totally. Last year, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association conducted an interview with Cameron, allowing him to freely cite the lies which got him dismissed  and censured from the American Psychological Association and the American Sociological Association in the 80s.

2. Don't take Bryan Fischer too lightly. He may spout outrageously homophobic lies but he has considerable power as a voice of the AFA, including the power to get  US Congressional leaders to appear on his show .

If you aren't alarmed by this, then what is your problem?

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