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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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AFA’s Bryan Fischer: Homosexuality ‘causes an inner revulsion’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Friday, August 22, 2014
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American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer kicked off his radio program Thursday with a discussion about the revulsion that God feels whenever gay people have sex, which is the same disgust that all human beings feel when thinking about it unless, that is, they have been brainwashed by society to accept it.

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Fischer doesn’t want to think about two men having sex while eating a Whopper

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Monday, July 14, 2014
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Anti-gay activists were not happy with the news that Burger King was selling an LGBT pride-themed burger at one San Francisco location. On Friday’s radio program, Bryan Fischer said that the American Family Association is thinking about issuing an “action alert” about it out of concern that “if this isn’t bottled up in San Francisco, this kind of nonsense..."

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Rick Santorum: Business owners who refuse to serve gays sent to ‘re-education camps’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Even though Rick Santorum came under fire during his presidential campaign for appearing on Bryan Fischer’s radio program, the former senator stopped by Fischer’s show again today to promote his film studio’s new movie, “One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty.” The movie, which was made in conjunction with ...

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

| Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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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.”

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The year in homophobia: Ten of the worst anti-LGBT stories of 2013

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Saturday, December 28, 2013
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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.

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How the American Right came to embrace Russia’s anti-gay crackdown

MIRANDA BLUE | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, October 3, 2013
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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.

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Bryan Fischer lashes out at transgender homecoming queen

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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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.”

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Scott Lively: Russia’s anti-gay law ‘one of the proudest achievements of my career’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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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.

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The LGBT community desperately needs to confront anti-gay propaganda

| Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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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.”

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AFA: The ‘problem’ with homosexuals is they like to talk about their sex lives

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Monday, September 9, 2013
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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.

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