Friday, 10 August 2012
American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer has sunk to a new, disturbing low with his anti-gay statements. He called for an “Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households.” This incredibly dangerous rhetoric has potential to do great harm. When this news story (link) was pointed out to me I couldn't believe it. It is one of those things that is just so shocking and just so REALLY??? It leaves me a bit speechless. How much destruction could self-declared “Harriet Tubmans” do to same-sex families, motivated by Fischer?
By suggesting this, Bryan Fischer is advocating terrorism, plain and simple. These are the same folks who send their own kids to re-education camps in the Caribbean or even some US states where they are tortured and brainwashed into being more obedient to their parents (google "Escuala Caribe"). The guy just called on people to illegally kidnap kids. That in my book qualifies as terrorism. He just called upon a nation to kidnap kids. Put his ass in jail for inciting illegal kidnappings! People will believe what Bryan Fischer advocates, take it to heart and destroy families.
Fischer is calling for the kids in these kinds of homes, with loving parents who have the same genitalia, to be taken from their parents simply because they have the same genitalia. Not only that, but he is praising a woman who kidnapped a little girl and went on the run prevent her at all costs from seeing her mother. Neil Patrick Harris? Dan Savage? He wants those men to have their children kidnapped. This is precisely what he said. This is what he advocates.
Comments like these are not benign. They are calls to action, heeded by the least-willed among society, the emotionally and mentally disturbed, and those most-susceptible to the ravings of a lunatic.
Fischer is well known as an advocate for the criminalization of homosexuality in America, and has compared gay people to cannibals.
In 2010 the Southern Law Poverty Center designated the American Family Association as a hate group, saying the AFA’s "propagation of known falsehoods and demonizing propaganda" was responsible.
LGBT families are not a new phenomenon. There are over 650,000 same-sex couples raising nearly 250,000 children, according to the 2010 U.S. Census data.
A Human Rights Campaign official said Fischer’s call for kidnapping children from same-sex partners is not only offensive, but a harmful mischaracterization of families that struggle daily to provide loving and safe home environments despite significant legal, financial and dignitary inequality.
Fischer once said, “Do not be under any illusions about what homosexual activists will do with your freedoms and your religion if they have the opportunity.”