January 9, 2013 Leave a comment
It’s no secret that American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer hates the LGBT community. The former director of the Idaho Values Alliance has made a full fledged career out of spewing his poison, both here in Idaho and on the national stage. So it should come as a surprise to no one that Fischer is busy defending one of the main people behind Uganda’s “Kill the gays” bill.
Not that Fischer and Scott Lively are strangers, by any means. The two have been swimming in the same circles for years. In fact, as independent journalist Jody May-Chang has well documented, when Lively came to Idaho in 2008, as part of the horribly homophobic “shake the nations” conference, Fischer couldn’t trip over himself fast enough to defend his fellow nut case.
Now that Lively is on trial for “for conspiring to deprive members of the Ugandan LGBT community their basic fundamental rights” in Massachusetts, Fischer is once again using his bully pulpit to come to the aid of his friend.
For those that don’t know, for years, Lively has been perpetuating the myth that gays were responsible for the Holocaust . Worse yet, he continues to link the struggle for homosexual equality with pedophilia, both here in America and around the world. Despite having his theories discredited by any number of scholars, psychologists and historians, Lively continues to find an audience among the uneducated, the superstitious and those who use their religion as a tool for hate.
In 2009, Lively met with Ugandan government leaders and headlined a conference promoting his hateful theories. It was from that conference that Uganda’s bill emerged. His involvement in the bill, which has since been cleverly rewritten to specifically exclude capital punishment wording, is well documented and undeniable. In fact, as the New Civil Rights points out, Lively has went so far as to call the bill,”a huge blessing” for Uganda and for him personally.
Right Wing Watch reports that on Tuesday, Fischer took to the airwaves to defend Lively, “downplaying his work shaping Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and advocating for the imprisonment of gay people as simply giving “talks supporting natural marriage.”
Fischer also suggested that Lively’s critics are “inspired by Satan.”
Meanwhile, The Edge reports that Lively’s case is now in the hands of U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor.
Watch Fischer pray for his fellow hate monger: