Idaho journalist and LGBT activist Jody May-Chang, co-author of the latest Intelligence Report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, is out to expose American Family Association (AFA) spokesman Bryan Fischer for the “well educated fraud and pious bully” that his is.
May-Chang and fellow journalist Jill Kuraitis have closely followed Fischer’s activities for many years, from his beginnings as an Idaho pastor to national spokesman for the Tupelo, Miss.-based AFA. Their report, “The Propagandists,” is an in-depth investigative piece about Fischer, who May-Chang said “has dehumanized and scapegoated LGBT” and who has disseminated falsehoods that “perpetuate violence” against the LGBT community.
The American Family Association (AFA) is one of most powerful religious-right groups in the nation […] It is also one of the leading purveyors of lies about LGBT people and homosexuality.
But in the last three years, since hiring a radical Idaho preacher named Bryan Fischer as its director of issue analysis, the AFA has gone even further. Since moving to Mississippi to join the group, Fischer has declared that “homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler … the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews” — a complete falsehood, as any historian knows.
He has suggested that gay sex be recriminalized. He has routinely claimed that gay men molest children at rates far higher than those of heterosexual men — another falsehood, as all the relevant professional scientific associations have long agreed.SPLC’s Intelligence Report: “The Propagandists”
Appearing on KLIX raido in Twin Falls, Idaho on Friday, May-Chang discusses and responds to several of Fischer’s assertions. Listen:
The American Family Association has been classified as a “hate group” by the SPLC.
A copy of “The Propagandist” can be downloaded here (PDF).