I’ll let Alvin set this up for you:
Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (one of the groups SPLC named as an anti-gay hate group) had a radio interview today on the David Pakman Show and in less than 30 minutes, he proceeded to totally wreck any claims by the FRC that religious right groups don’t peddle anti-gay hatred through junk science and propaganda, giving new meaning to idea of giving someone enough rope to hang themselves.
Indeed. There are parts of our jobs as activists and writers on the side of fairness, justice and equality that are difficult. But when it comes to exposing Religious Right bigots for what they are, we merely have to expose their actual words to a wider audience, outside of the ever-shrinking echo chambers where they are still viewed with respect.
The interview is fun, so enjoy:
Here, from David, are some of the funny things Bryan said:
“The southern poverty law center belongs on its own list [of hate groups]…for peddling falsehoods about homosexuality”
“We’re the ones telling the truth about the link between homosexuality and pedophilia.”
“Active participation in the homosexual lifestyle will deprive a male of anywhere between 8 and 20 years of his life expectancy”
“There is ‘no such thing as a monogamous homosexual relationship’”
“The rectal wall is one cell thick”
“We need to take our cue from gay porn actors”
“Those homosexual activists that are so intent on normalizing homosexual behavior…they must be harboring some deep seated longing to be straight”
“…homosexual activists must be latently heterosexual”
It’s too bad Bryan Fischer’s version of reality doesn’t resemble the actual, three dimensional one the rest of us live in, but that’s what fundamentalism does to the brain.