Bryan Fischer

Bryan J. Fischer is the Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association (AFA). He hosts the talk radio program “Focal Point” on American Family Radio and posts on the AFA-run blog “Rightly Concerned.” Fischer opposes abortion, national health care, environmentalism, gay adoption, and same-sex marriage. Fischer’s controversial comments on racial and ethnic minorities were cited by Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in explaining the hate group designation they gave to the AFA in November 2010.

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Lively: Revolution coming because people are ‘fed up’ with ‘homosexual agenda’

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Scott Lively was a guest on Bryan Fischer’s radio program on Monday to discuss his campaign for governor in Massachusetts but, of course, most of the interview revolved around Fischer’s and Lively’s mutual battle against the “homosexual agenda.” [ Read more → ]
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The year in homophobia: Ten of the worst anti-LGBT stories of 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013
By all accounts, 2013 was a banner year for the gay rights movement: The Supreme Court struck down the worst part of the Defense of Marriage Act, nine new states legalized marriage equality, polls showed Americans backing gay rights in ever-growing numbers, anti-gay crusader Ken Cuccinelli was defeated in his bid to become Virginia’s governor, the Boy Scouts loosened their discriminatory policies, and the “ex-gay” movement began to self-destruct. [ Read more → ]
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How the American Right came to embrace Russia’s anti-gay crackdown

Thursday, October 3, 2013
American conservative groups haven’t just praised Russia’s crackdown on gays. Working through several channels, American anti-gay activists quietly provided intellectual backing and international support that directly and indirectly fueled the resurgent anti-gay movement in Russia and in other former Soviet states like Lithuania, Moldova and Ukraine. [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer lashes out at transgender homecoming queen

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
A transgender California teenager has been a target of bullying after she was named her high school’s homecoming queen, and now American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer has joined in the backlash against the sixteen-year-old. Fischer called her election as homecoming queen a “charade” that “violates every known standard of decency and normality.” [ Read more → ]
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Scott Lively: Russia’s anti-gay law ‘one of the proudest achievements of my career’

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Scott Lively was the guest on Bryan Fischer’s radio program Monday, and while, unfortunately, they did not discuss Lively’s theory that President Obama is the Antichrist, they did discuss their mutual admiration for Russia’s anti-gay crackdown. [ Read more → ]
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The LGBT community desperately needs to confront anti-gay propaganda

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The LGBT community has deceived itself into thinking that if we just sidestep the lies and distortions and solely focus on “telling our stories” as ordinary people seeking fairness under the American system, our problems with those who oppose our right to equality will dissipate. It’s high time that the LGBT community realize that this belief is a false bill of goods that serves as a pitiful Band-Aid to a problem that requires more than stories designed to yank at the heart strings; indeed, such efforts make it look as if we are begging for “tolerance.” [ Read more → ]
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AFA: The ‘problem’ with homosexuals is they like to talk about their sex lives

Monday, September 9, 2013
As you probably already know, no organization in the country talks more about the issue of homosexuality than the American Family Association. Even gay rights groups talk about LGBT issues less than AFA spokespeople like Bryan Fischer. [ Read more → ]
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Fischer: Gay activists should support Russia’s anti-gay laws in the name of diversity

Monday, August 5, 2013
The results are always interesting when Bryan Fischer thinks that he is being clever, as he was on his radio program late last week when he spent a few minutes discussing Russia's recent ban on "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations around minors." [ Read more → ]
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Bert & Ernie celebrate Supreme Court rulings on New Yorker magazine cover

Saturday, June 29, 2013
The upcoming issue of The New Yorker gives a nod to this week's U.S. Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality, with an unlikely pair gracing its cover -- Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie. [ Read more → ]
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E.W. Jackson: Using my past anti-gay statements against me is ‘persecution’

Monday, June 17, 2013
E. W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor in Virginia, on Monday stood by his anti-gay and anti-abortion views and suggested that efforts to hold him accountable for his previous statements now that he is running for office was somehow an unconstitutional religious test. [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer: The Boy Scouts are now the ‘Boy Sodomizers of America’

Friday, May 24, 2013
On his radio program Friday, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer weighed in on Thursday’s decision by the Boy Scouts of America to drop its ban on gay scouts. [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer won’t answer a simple question about his own gay impulses

Thursday, May 9, 2013
AFA spokesman Bryan Fischer says “people are not obligated to act on every sexual impulse that they experience,” which prompted radio host Alan Colmes to ask Fischer if he had ever experienced any gay impulses … but Fischer wasn’t about to engage in that conversation. [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer: Gay NBA player will be ‘eyeballing’ teammates in the showers

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer is joining other anti-gay activists in attacking Jason Collins, the NBA player who on Monday came out as gay. [ Read more → ]
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Fischer: GOP should not ‘pander’ to ignorant, naive, uneducated voters on gay rights issues

Monday, March 18, 2013
Bryan Fischer is not at all impressed by the Republican National Committee’s “autopsy” of what has gone wrong with the GOP leading to back-to-back election losses, and is especially miffed about findings that the party’s hostility to gay rights is turning off younger voters. [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer: ‘There is no right to engage in immoral behavior’

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
On yesterday’s radio program, American Family Association spokesperson Bryan Fischer went after President Obama for refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act before the Supreme Court, calling it a violation of his oath of office before declaring that people do not have any right whatsoever to engage in homosexual acts. [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer: ‘The bullies and bigots at Big Gay’ hit Tebow ‘like a falling safe’

Friday, February 22, 2013
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer is none too pleased about Tim Tebow’s decision to pull out of a speaking engagement at far-right pastor Robert Jeffress’ megachurch, a gig first reported by Right Wing Watch. [ Read more → ]
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Obama’s inaugural address sends Fischer off on another anti-gay rant

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
It has been awhile since Bryan Fischer went off on a good ol' fashioned anti-gay rant on his radio program, but yesterday's inaugural address by President Obama seems to have set him off. In his remarks, Obama declared that "our journey is not complete until... [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer: Businesses threatened by ‘flaming homosexual’ job applicants

Monday, January 7, 2013
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer on Friday blew up over the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), warning in a blog post that “ENDA would represent the return of Jim Crow laws.” [ Read more → ]
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Inexplicable Evil

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Unspeakable tragedy, horrific crime, inexplicable -- all words that inadequately describe the evil that was visited on a small New England town and its most vulnerable citizens Friday, its children. ... My heart breaks for those families, who at what now should be a season of joy for them, have been forever marred by the violence visited upon them. [ Read more → ]
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Fischer: New theory suggests homosexuality ‘the result of a birth defect’

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer says that a new theory that epigenetic marks may play a key role in determining why people are gay is proof that homosexuality might be a "birth defect" which could lead prospective parents to choose abortion. [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer: CNN is ‘What the Gay Gestapo looks like in action’

Monday, October 22, 2012
To say that Bryan Fischer is furious about his failed appearance on CNN last week where anchor Carol Costello threw him off the program would be a bit of an understatement, as Thursday he went off on an epic rant against the "gay gestapo," saying that Costello's refusal to allow him to spew his bigotry unchallenged on national television is exactly what "the gay gestapo looks like in action." [ Read more → ]
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Fischer on CNN: Likens anti-bullying program to poisoned halloween candy

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer appeared on CNN today and told host Carol Costello that the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Mix It Up at Lunch Day” program, which the AFA is protesting, is “toxic” to the “moral health” of students, much like “poisoned Halloween candy” injected with cyanide. [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer: ‘We cannot give one millimeter to the forces of homosexual activism’

Friday, October 12, 2012
Bryan Fischer has already made it clear this week that there cannot be any dialogue or compromise with those who do not share his views because, in his view, liberals “cannot be reasoned with … they can only be defeated.” [ Read more → ]
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Fischer: Thanks to DADT repeal, we can ‘expect more instances of pedophilia’ in the military

Thursday, September 27, 2012
On Wednesday’s edition of “Focal Point,” Bryan Fischer cited the arrest of a protocol officer at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida for allegedly trying to entice a 17-year-old boy into sexual activity to declare that, thanks to to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, we can “expect to see more instances of pedophilia now in the United States military.” [ Read more → ]
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Human rights groups urge public officials not to attend ‘Values Voter Summit’

Thursday, September 13, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A coalition of human rights groups is calling on public officials not to attend this week's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., because its host, the Family Research Council, has spread demonizing lies about the LGBT community, and because one of its co-sponsors, the American Family Association, has linked homosexuality to the Holocaust. [ Read more → ]
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