Friday, October 11, 2013


Sometimes the crazies really come out to play. There was a stretch a few years ago when the American Family Institute hit mom up regularly for donations. That is until  I borrowed a trick from dad and ripped up their paperwork a few times and sent it back to them in their cute little postage paid envelope. After three or four times they quit contacting us. And that was back when the main thing the literature was worried about was how ghastly TV, movies and music was. Hey, nobody is holding a gun to your heads. The set has an off switch and you don't have to buy tickets or CD's. It was the old, I hate it so nobody else should see it either routine.

"Does the AFA spread bigotry? Is the group extreme? We can best answer those questions by examining some things that Bryan Fischer, the AFA’s director of issue analysis for government and public policy, has said within the past few years. Fischer has become a rock star in the world of the Religious Right by making outrageous statements. The AFA has made no effort to reel him in.

Here a just a few of Fischer’s greatest hits:

September 2013: Fischer says that liberals plan to “eliminate” conservative Christians from society and force them into special zones where they’ll be required to wear identifying badges – just like Nazi Germany.
June 2013: In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, Fischer tweets, “With the DOMA decision, we have ceased to be a constitutional republic. The words “We the people’ are now meaningless” and “The DOMA ruling has now made the normalization of polygamy, pedophilia, incest and bestiality inevitable. Matter of time.”

May 2013: Men, Fischer patiently explains, are “designed to be breadwinners for their families.” Women, on the other hand, are supposed to focus on “making a home for her children and for her husband.” If a woman works outside the home and earns more than her husband, Fischer said, “that’s gonna put some stress on his psyche, gonna put some stress on that marriage.”

March 2011: Fischer writes a blog post in which he opines that non-Christians have no legal rights in the United States. The First Amendment, he said, “was written by the Founders to protect the free exercise of Christianity.” Fischer went on to assert, “From a constitutional point of view, Muslims have no First Amendment right to build mosques in America. They have that privilege at the moment, but it is a privilege that can be revoked if, as is in fact the case, Islam is a totalitarian ideology dedicated to the destruction of the United States.”

February 2011: Native Americans, Fischer writes in a column, deserved to have their land taken from them due to their “superstition, savagery and sexual immorality.” Observed Fischer, “The native American tribes at the time of the European settlement and founding of the United States were, virtually without exception, steeped in the basest forms of superstition, had been guilty of savagery in warfare for hundreds of years, and practiced the most debased forms of sexuality.”

March 2010: Fischer opines that a killer whale at SeaWorld that killed its trainer must be stoned to death because that’s the biblical penalty for animals that cause the death of a human.

September 2009: Addressing the Values Voter Summit, Fischer tells the crowd that Adolf Hitler invented the separation of church and state. “Politics do not belong in the church, the church must be separate from the state – these two mottos, these two slogans…came directly from the mind of Adolf Hitler,” Fischer remarked. “Those two mottos, those two slogans, were official mottos, official slogans, of the Nazi Party.”
That’s just a sample of what the AFA’s star employee has been saying over the past few years. And what about the SPLC? What has it been up to?

Well, it has successfully sued a number of neo-Nazi groups (causing some of them to shut down), closely monitored white supremacist organizations and sounded the alarm about their activities, published data on hate groups and sponsored programs that educate young people about LGBT citizens and their rights – among other things.

I leave it to you to determine which group is extreme."

Talk about your nutsy fagins. Ok we don't have national identity cards that list our race and religion, rumors about FEMA notwithstanding we don't have a secret police or network of concentration camps. But, you would be surprised how many people believe this. Frankly I'm more scared of the American Taliban. Sure don't them getting a gander at my book orders from Amazon.

And then there's the whale. I've never been a big fan of keeping orca's in captivity so they can "entertain" us. It's a wild animal. Granted an intelligent wild animal, but sometime wild animals act, well wild and the people can't always get out of the way. And I've always considered stoning to be a particularly sadistic way to kill anything. How in the hell are you going to do it? Critter weighs six tons for for cryin' out loud. That,and  I suspect that legal code had more to do with keeping the neighbors from feuding with each other when your neighbor's ox went postal. If you want more of Mr Fischer's non greatest hits the links are in the main article.

And then there's a crazy that shall remain nameless here who believes that the president is conspiring American Muslims (who make up less than one percent of American population by the way) to impose an Islamic dictatorship. Somebody close the playground, Rapidly. 

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