Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association is mad. Really, really mad.
Ever since Monday when Gov. Rick Perry announced he would team with Fischer’s hate group for an all-day Christian prayer event in Houston, many, including the gang here at TFN Insider, have pointed out just a few of the numerous odious things Fischer has said and the causes AFA has supported through the years.
Fischer took to his radio show Thursday to basically say, “I didn’t say all of those truly terrible things! I said these truly terrible things.”
Here is how Fischer tried to explain one of his most controversial comments: that gays caused the Holocaust.
The Nazi Party, ladies and gentlemen, was formed in a gay bar in Munich. And historians agree that Hitler’s earliest enforcers – the Stormtroopers, the Brownshirts – were almost, without exception, homosexuals. So it was homosexual thugs that helped Hitler to form the Nazi Party. In other words: no homosexual thugs, no homosexual Brownshirts, no homosexual Stormtroopers, no Nazi Party.
Courtesy of our friends at Right Wing Watch, here’s video of Fischer explaining himself.
Oh, we see now. Sorry, Mr. Fischer. Now that you’ve clarified it, it’s really difficult to think how anyone could think you blame gays for the Holocaust.
You can read more of Fischer’s “clarifications” here.
No matter how he spins it, Fischer’s comments remain hateful and divisive, which is why it’s troubling that earlier today Gov. Perry, through a spokesperson, continued to defend Fischer and the AFA.
TFN has prepared an open letter to Gov. Perry calling on him to respect people of all faiths and stop associating with a hate group. You can add your name to the letter by going to tfn.org/DearGovPerry.