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Bryan Fischer advocates for ‘underground railroad’ to kidnap kids from same-sex parents

Thursday, August 9, 2012

TUPELO, Miss. — More anti-gay rhetoric on Wednesday from American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, who took to Twitter to advocate for an underground railroad to “deliver innocent children from same-sex households.”

In the tweet, Fischer points to Robert Oscar Lopez’s essay blaming his mother and her partner for his social issues as proof of “why we need an Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households.”

Lopez’s essay included this statement:

[...] “Quite simply, growing up with gay parents was very difficult, and not because of prejudice from neighbors. People in our community didn’t really know what was going on in the house. To most outside observers, I was a well-raised, high-achieving child, finishing high school with straight A’s.

Inside, however, I was confused. When your home life is so drastically different from everyone around you, in a fundamental way striking at basic physical relations, you grow up weird. I have no mental health disorders or biological conditions. I just grew up in a house so unusual that I was destined to exist as a social outcast.”

LGBT families are not a new phenomenon. There are over 650,000 same-sex couples raising nearly 250,000 childen, according to the 2010 U.S. Census data.

“Fischer’s call for kidnapping children from same-sex partners is not only offensive, but a harmful mis-characterization of families that struggle daily to provide loving and safe home environments despite significant legal, financial and dignitary inequality,” said Maureen McCarty, a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign.

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  1. Why is he not in jail!?

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:23am
  2. sickening.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:24am
  3. I highly suggest every parent ask the Justice Department to look into this. IT is at minimum inciting felonious activity. He is the leader of a well known hate group..

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:24am
  4. Remember folks, his organization has FCC radio broadcast licenses. http://michichan.com/node/55

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:25am
  5. Whatthefuck.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:25am
  6. Now ive heard everything…

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:25am
  7. Isn’t the advocating of criminal action a criminal action itself? I would think that would qualify as “making terroristic threats.”

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:26am
  8. kidnappp children now that is a crime . and when i got to him i would personally torture him then call police and let them throw this creep into prision

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:26am
  9. MOVE to IRAN you bigoted jackass….there are LAWS about things you suggest…

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:26am
  10. Shouldn’t the FBI be at his door?

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:27am
  11. What a dumb ass!

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:30am
  12. Now here is a real sick bastard!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:31am
  13. Wow…..

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:32am
  14. I agree! He should be arrested, federally and in every state where that was airred!

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:32am
  15. Arm your self and protect your family.. The world is full of Crackpots like this … and YES Shoot back !!

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:32am
  16. What a complete piece of shit.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:33am
  17. A leader of a well known hate group is telling people to steal children of same sex couples? Are kidding me and he is still walking the streets? Omg NOW I have heard everything!

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:33am
  18. He needs to go away. I hope the president is reading this.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:34am
  19. Ok well that is a felony waiting to happen!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:34am
  20. Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:35am
  21. I may not have a partner and most likely never will but I am a lesbian raising a child and if anyone, especially this feeble minded old coot came and tried to take my daughter away because I’m a lesbian they would be dead or at the very least severely beaten on my doorstep. Everything I do is for her and I’ll be damned if some wack job tried to take her from me based purely on the basis that her mother is a lesbian.

    Wouldn’t this also fall under the category of inciting criminal activity as well?

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:35am
  22. Advocating breaking the law over the biggest piece of BS is crazy. Blaming your parents gay or straight for you being screwed up is normal. Just proves same sex and heterosexual households deal with the same issues.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:36am
  23. Time to use those “Stand your Ground” laws to take out the trash. What he advocates is Kidnapping, a direct assault on LGBT people everywhere.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:38am
  24. @MichelleObama Please report @BryanJFisher to your friend Eric Holder. He wants to kidnap my children. http://fb.me/216p4qJWE

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:39am
  25. owo

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:40am
  26. Wow!

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:40am
  27. Isn’t there a law against counseling others in the commission of a felony?

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:40am
  28. WHAT.THE.FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK? Every time I think the religious right can’t get any more insane, they find a way.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:41am
  29. people like this need to be committed….why must we have idiots in the world?

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:42am
  30. Kidnap his hairdresser.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:43am
  31. i will go to Prison for fucking Murder some stupid son of a bitch trys to take me 3 kids .. bring it Bitch and I will rid the world of a Stupid Son OF A Bitch

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:44am
  32. if he is taking anyone against their will he will be brought to justice I am sure. But I am also sure he will not the the act/crime he is one of those great Christian Extremest that talk others into doing things for him.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:46am
  33. someone call the cops on this man someone could actually listen to his advice and it would be his fault

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:48am
  34. This guy has to be a closet case. If someone feels that strongly about something, they have something to hide? How many men has he done in a public restroom??????????????????

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:49am
  35. thats called kidnapping which ends him in jail which is where he should be int he first place

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:51am
  36. The Haters are going too Hell if they don’t STOP HATING People !!! Curtis & Pat.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:52am
  37. I never cease to be amazed by what some people will do and/or say to self-promote. Someone abviously needs more funding!

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:53am
  38. this is horrible. i am an adopted child and never knew my birth parents. I’m vrateful for my current mom and dad. tearing families apart affect everyone!

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:53am
  39. I think he’s got it reversed on who are the persecuted ones here….

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:54am
  40. Shouldn’t he be arrested for threatening to kidnap children??? Sick bastard.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:00am
  41. Yeah, well, that’s one way to get them sent to jail. What are you thinking, Fischer?

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:00am
  42. Bryan Fischer is an ass. If his story is really legit and not some made up propaganda, I feel sorry for his parents. And if he comes anywhere near my two kids, he’d have a hard time walking away with anything other than his first name.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:01am
  43. How dare someone taint the name of something meant for escape of opression with something meant to terrorize the opressed! Just plain wrong altogether!

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:02am
  44. People must love this stuff, as they keep sending money to these “Family” and “Values” groups. Ugh.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:16am
  45. Good grief… unbelievable what people come up with..

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:17am
  46. He’s really a complete ‘nut’. He lives in the 19th Century. Also, sounds like an extremist.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:18am
  47. Bryan Fisher is a SICKO

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:23am
  48. I listen to AFR sometimes, just to listen to the hate-filled ridiculous rhetoric… they were talking about the hate-mongers that were planning to protest chic-fil-a. In the same breath they were advertising an anti Home Depot site…can one say hypocritical at best???

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:24am
  49. Such a problematic and troubling stance. Its’ so important keep pushing that alternative gender and sexual identities are not abnormal or something to be ashamed of! For any folks interested in services, testing, support or even just a place to talk please check us out CHATpdx. LIKE the page to join us & get in the loop. We promise it will always be a safe space and a great community :) http://www.facebook.com/CHATpdx

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:31am
  50. what the hell?

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:44am
  51. He’s probably a pedophile in sheep’s clothing

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:57am
  52. send him my way there wont be anything left of the sick s.o.b

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 12:11pm
  53. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………The devil is so powerful and is always at work to create more division against god’s children…………………………………………………………………………………………………???????????

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 12:15pm
  54. May this man be blessed and hope he finds peace in his heart one day.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 12:15pm
  55. Why not bbury hime in an underground mine. Another Hate monger Christian…

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 12:54pm
  56. WTF?!????

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 1:32pm
  57. Retard.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 2:41pm
  58. This guy is out of his damned mind. Another closeted bathroom toe-tapper.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 2:48pm
  59. someone kidnap him and put him under a railroad

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 2:58pm
  60. This guy is a fucking psycho…nothing wrong with him that a good first-class funeral couldn’t fix…what a fuck-tard!

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 3:00pm
  61. dangerous.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 3:13pm
  62. No, he has it backward. We need an underground railroad to kidnap gay kids from their rejecting parents…

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 4:14pm
  63. loony bin

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 4:57pm
  64. Psycho lunatic on the lose

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 5:03pm
  65. Sicko~~

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:40pm
  66. this man is sick

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 9:03pm
  67. Try to kidnap me, you old mudak! My father will take you the fuck out. Dont fuck with us Tereshchenkos.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:34pm
  68. ……LOLOLOL omfg.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:27pm
  69. How about an “Underground Railroad” be made to rescue all the choir boys from the preachers, eh? 9__9 At any rate, gay couples have to actually take the time to PLAN for a kid, so each child is actually WANTED, unlike a lot of unfortunate cases with some straight couples that couldn’t be bothered to give two shits about the life they never even wanted to create.

    Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:30pm
  70. Buckethead.

    Posted on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 7:37am
  71. I suppose you think they wold be better off with you who would teach them hate and bigotry You are a pitiful excuse for a human being. You should be put in jail for suggesting this crime.

    Posted on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 8:57am
  72. For those who wonder why people boycott Chick Filet, it’s because they donate money to organizations such as the American Family Association, for whom Bryan Fischer is a spokesman.

    Posted on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 11:21am