Sunday, January 12, 2020

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Bryan Fischer spins a lie about gays & rape and his supporters couldn't back him up

Bryan Fischer spins a lie no one will back him up on.

An incident took place over a number of days involving me, arch-homophobe Bryan Fischer and conservative rag One News Now. In the great scheme of things, particularly what's going on now, it's probably highly irrelevant. Still, it's a nice victory that I want to brag about.

First of all, a little background for those who aren't aware about Bryan Fischer - he is an extremely homophobic person who has written and said some of the most vulgar things about the LGBTQ community such as:

we began the Nazi party in Germany,

our children ought to be taken away from us via kidnapping,

and we should be criminalized and treated like drug addicts.

His rhetoric is so ugly that the American Family Association (itself a vile anti-LGBTQ hate group) made a huge show out of dismissing him as a spokesperson in 2015. However, he still retains use of the group's name and its resources to pump out his bigotry. One News Now (affiliated with AFA) generally posts his pieces

In his latest piece, Eye-opening rape report exposes stomach-twisting stats, Fischer attempts to make the case that allowing gays to openly serve in the military has increased the rate of male-on-male rapes in the Armed Forces. Part of it reads as follows:

 Homosexuals have been allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military since the disastrously misguided repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in late 2010. President Obama was able to ram the repeal through just under the wire because the Democrats temporarily held both houses of Congress, a situation that would change with the election in the fall of 2010. Elections have consequences, and open homosexuality in the military was one of the unfortunate consequences of na├»ve voters placing regressives in office.