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Bryan Fischer says he’s a victim — Bryan Fischer needs a lesson in hate crimes

Bryan Fischer, top hate monger and head douche bag at the notoriously anti-gay hate group, the American Family Association, is now pissing and moaning that he is the victim of a hate crime being committed by those of us who dare to point out that he is a bigot.

For those of you not familiar with Fischer’s bigotry, here are just a few of the recent highlights.

Bryan Fischer’s hate:

On June 9, Fischer told his radio listeners that the Nazi Party in Germany was formed in a Munich gay bar by “homosexual thugs.”

On May 20, Fischer reported that the “number one perpetrators of hate crimes in America: homosexual activists, gay activists, the homosexual lobby.”

A day earlier, Fischer said that “gays are Nazis.”

Last year, Fischer told his radio audience that Hitler surrounded himself with gay soldiers because “he could not get straight soldiers to be savage and brutal and vicious enough to carry out his orders.”

Real hate crimes:

Fischer needs to be educated about what a hate crime really is — these, Mr. Fischer are real hate crime victims:

Jorge Steven López Mercado

On March 14, 2011, Anthony Collao, 18, died
after being was taken off life support, just days after he was beaten by the teens who allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs during the attack.

On Nov. 12 2009, Jorge Steven López Mercado,
a gay teen, was stabbed to death before he was decapitated, dismembered, and partially burned. His body was dumped along remote roadside, after his attacker — who thought he picked up a hooker — realized Mercado was not
a woman.

On Oct. 8, 2009, Jack Price, an openly gay 49-year-old man, was attacked by two men who pelted him with anti-gay comments and pummeled to the ground, leaving him with a broken jaw, fractured ribs and collapsed lungs.

On Feb. 12, 2008, 15-year-old Lawrence King was shot in the head execution style, because he expressed a romantic interest in another male classmate.

Matthew Shepard

On the night of October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay 21 year-old college student, was viciously attacked in Laramie, WY, robbed, pistol-whipped, and tortured, then tied to a fence and left to die. He spent 5 days in a coma, and died from his injuries October 12, 1998.

Matthew’s murder shocked the nation brought national and international attention to hate crime legislation at the state and federal levels. Eleven years later, the Matthew Shepard Act — a federal hate crimes bill that included sexual orientation and gender identity — was signed by President Obama.

Those, Mr. Fischer, are only a few of the thousands of real victims who suffer from hate crimes every year.

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