Monday, August 26, 2013

Bryan Fischer: Russian anti-gay law is the public policy the religious right have been advocating

There are times in which you laugh at the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer (which is most of the time) and then there are times in which you should listen to him.

Bryan Fischer says what I'm sure a vast majority of members of the religious right are thinking but are afraid to say out loud. This clip is a perfect example. In it, he defends that awful anti-gay law in Russia. Fischer claims that Russia is ahead of the United States when it comes to dealing with lgbts and that folks on his side of the spectrum have been advocating for such a law:

 The lgbt community here in America would do well to not only pay attention to Fischer's words but also make sure as many other people as possible listen to them. As nauseating as he is, Fischer shows the true face of the religious right, i.e. the homophobic and hateful one they try to hide.

And it is a face we must work to make America see.

Hat tip to Right Wing Watch


Anonymous said...

Well - I generally share his idiocy on FB. So that's one strategy.

BJ Jackson Lincoln said...

It's true we have not heard them defend Russia's new law. It' could be they were waiting for Bryan to tell them it's OK to speak up because they can't think for themselves and he is their fearless leader. Or......they see themselves as the same kind of lying, ignorant, hateful people the Russian law makers are and decided to keep quiet. Let's hope for the latter and Bryan fails to whip up support for his mean anti-everyone platform.

JCF said...

I think the only reason we haven't heard MORE praise for Russia's anti-gay law, is that some on the religious right have an instinctive antipathy toward Russia (as a holdover from the Cold War). Moreover, Russia's "Christian Right" is Eastern Orthodox and, ergo, doesn't *look* like our Christian Right.

But the U.S. Christian Right will probably get past that. Expect a Russian Orthodox cleric to be brought over here, by U.S. homophobes, to defend their laws (much the way some African homophobes, like Peter Akinola and David Bahati, have been hosted here).