Category Archives for American Family Association

And This Matters How?

The religious right’s response to the indictments against Gov. Rick Perry has at times been comical. We’re not going to get into the details of the legal case against Gov. Perry itself — it’s not our thing here at TFN, and we’re not a law firm. What is our thing is monitoring and reporting on […]

Also posted in religious right, Rick Perry, TFNEF | 13 Comments

Another Science FAIL at American Family Association

Bryan Fischer, the minister of propaganda for the hate group American Family Association, is one of the far right’s most prominent climate-change deniers. He sarcastically tweets today: Catastrophic global warming alert: Colorado gets five inches of snow. IN APRIL.… — Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) April 23, 2013 Fischer thinks an April snowfall in Colorado is […]

Also posted in Bryan Fischer, TFNEF | 5 Comments

Religious-Right Groups Launch Campaign to Pressure Boy Scouts to Keep Gay Ban

UPDATE Late Thursday the haters at the right-wing Texas Pastor Council sent out an email promoting a “Save Our Scouts” rally on Wednesday at the Boy Scouts of America national headquarters in Irving (near Dallas). The message promotes the smear that gay people are inherent threats to children and churches: Pastors, if the scouts fall, […]

Also posted in Concerned Women for America, LGBT issues, Liberty Counsel, Texas Pastor Council, Texas Values, TFNEF | 7 Comments

Perry Backers Promote Wild Claims about Murder of U.S. Ambassador

Bryan Fischer, who last week called on religious-righters to rally around Texas Gov. Rick Perry in 2016 if Mitt Romney loses the presidential election this November, is promoting wild claims about the murdered U.S. ambassador to Libya. Here is a post on his Twitter account Monday: “Ambassador to Libya was gay, Hillary knew it, sent […]

Also posted in Bryan Fischer, TFNEF | 5 Comments

Spokesman for Religious-Right Group: If Romney Loses, Support Rick Perry in 2016

“I think if Mitt Romney loses this election that the pro-family leaders in the United States should get together with Rick Perry on Nov. 7 and start planning for 2016.” — Bryan Fischer, a spokesperson for the American Family Association, speaking to Talking Points Memo on Friday. The AFA — which the Southern Poverty Law […]

Also posted in Bryan Fischer, Rick Perry, TFN | 9 Comments


The bodies of the innocent victims of the Colorado shooting early this morning haven’t even been removed from the theater and Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, which sponsored Gov. Rick Perry’s prayer rally last year and has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is already out with his […]

Also posted in Bryan Fischer, TFNEF | 6 Comments

Bryan Fischer Plays Political Scientist/Historian on the Internet

Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association’s propaganda minister, has an interesting Twitter post up this evening: American Revolution NOT a rebellion, a violation of Rom. 13. Once declared independence, were resisting foreign aggression. So, Bryan, was President Lincoln guilty of “foreign aggression” when he saved the Union after the Confederate states declared independence? UPDATE: And […]

Also posted in Bryan Fischer, TFNEF | 10 Comments

Caving to the Demands of Religious Extremists

Their failure to dictate which candidate will be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee this year doesn’t mean that religious-right leaders and activists aren’t shaping this year’s campaign. Just this week, for example, intense pressure from religious-right groups essentially forced openly gay political strategist Richard Grenell to resign from Mitt Romney’s campaign staff. A Republican adviser […]

Also posted in Bryan Fischer, LGBT issues, Mitt Romney, TFN | 2 Comments

News or Propaganda?

One News Now, the propaganda arm of the far-right group American Family Association, has an article about a poll portrayed as showing that Americans “fear” President Obama’s re-election this year: According to the new poll from Washington Whispers, a feature in the U.S. News & World Report since 1933, when asked “what news event [Americans] […]

Also posted in 2012 Elections, Rick Perry | 6 Comments

When Perry’s Allies Attack: VVS Edition

Where was Gov. Rick Perry this past weekend when two prominent supporters brandished faith as a weapon and went on the attack against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney? The answer to this question is at the end of this post. But first, the Values Voter Summit. This year’s VVS — held this past weekend in […]

Also posted in Bryan Fischer, Robert Jeffress | Leave a comment