Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bryan Fischer uses discredited study to support anti-gay parenting judge

Right on cue, someone from the anti-gay industry is defending a Utah judge who removed an infant from a household simply because the foster parents was a lesbian couple.

And who else but Bryan Fischer. From Right Wing Watch:

Recently, a judge in Utah ordered that a foster child be removed from a home with two lesbian parents and placed with a heterosexual couple on the grounds that "kids in homosexual homes don’t do as well as they do in heterosexual homes."

 Predictably, Bryan Fischer came rushing to that judge's defense on his radio program today, declaring that "no culture would ever want to adopt policies that are harmful, dangerous and risky to children." "That means we should never countenance policies that place children in same-sex households, whether it's foster care or whether it is adoption," he said.

Fischer also came out against single-parent adoptions as well, before citing Mark Regnerus' repeatedly debunked study to claim that children raised by lesbians are 10 times more likely to be sexually abused.

 "The risk of sexual abuse, unwanted sexual touching, is 10 times higher in a lesbian household than in a heterosexual household," he said. "So if we care about the sexual purity, the sexual integrity of our children, which I do, then the last place we are going to want to put a child is in a lesbian household." "So good for this judge," he concluded. "I am 100 percent standing behind him."

The irony of Bryan Fischer citing a repeatedly discredited study is that at the same time day, his organization - the American Family Association and various other anti-gay and conservative groups made a failed attempt to initiate a twitter campaign against the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Associated Press.

These groups are angry at the Associated Press for publishing an article which identified the Liberty Counsel as an SPLC-designated anti-gay hate group. And they are still angry that SPLC declared the American Family Association and various other anti-gay groups, including the Family Research Council and the Liberty Counsel, as "hate groups" for their attempts to demonize the lgbt community via lies and distortions.

Kinda like what  Fischer attempted to do during his radio show.

On second thought, I wouldn't call the attempted campaign a failure. It allowed me to garner a large number of new readers for my 2011 post,  16 reasons why the Family Research Council is a hate group.

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