The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer is best known for his rants about homosexuality, and for blaming Native Americans for their own genocide. However, Fischer is now making a pronouncement which could put him in a delicate situation after the November elections. He is predicting that, should Mitt Romney lose the election, that will be the end of the Republican Party.
Speaking to TalkingPointsMemo, Fischer stated:
“If Barack Obama wins this election the Republican Party as we know it is finished, it is dead, it is toast — you can stick a fork in it. And conservatives, grassroots conservatives, are either going to start a third party or they are going to launch a hostile takeover of the Republican Party.”
Fischer also believes that Romney would be leading if he had not muzzled Paul Ryan stating “The biggest mistake is they put a bag over Paul Ryan’s head.” He is also less than thrilled that Romney/Ryan are not running on social issues like same-sex marriage. He said “I got to believe that there was some kind of directive from the top of the campaign: We don’t want you to deal with this issue.”
Fischer is not thrilled with having Romney be the GOP nominee, and was disturbed by the fact that the Republican leadership did not defend Representative Todd Akin after he made comments regarding “legitimate rape”. Akin’s statements are supported by a large number of Republicans, even if, as The Daily Show pointed out, they are not bourne out by the facts.
Fischer, who is at the Value Voter Summit this weekend, did not sound all that optimistic about Romney’s chances and offered some advice to Conservatives for the next four years. He said “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.”
Fisher is the face of the anti-gay and racist Southern Poverty Law Center listed hate group The American Family Association. In the past, members of the AFA have made derogatory comments about other religions, races, and sexualities. For instance, in 2010, Fischer stated “Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews.” This is, of course, patently false. Tim Wildmon said in 2012 that “[Islam] is, in fact, a religion of war, violence, intolerance, and physical persecution of non-Muslims.” Don Wildmon said in 2011 that “The homosexual movement is a progressive outgrowth of the sexual revolution of the past 40 years and will lead to the normalization of even more deviant behavior.”
In all the discussions about the European settlement of the New World, one feature has been conspicuously absent: the role that the superstition, savagery and sexual immorality of native Americans played in making them morally disqualified from sovereign control of American soil.
International legal scholars have always recognized that sovereign control of land is legitimately transferred in at least three ways: settlement, purchase, and conquest. Europeans have to this day a legitimate claim on American soil for all three of those reasons.
They established permanent settlements on the land, moving gradually from east to west, while Indian tribes remained relentlessly nomadic.
Much of the early territory in North American that came into possession of the Europeans came into their possession when the land was purchased from local tribes, Peter Minuit’s purchase of Manhattan being merely the first.
Fischer’s arguments have been out of favor since around the time of Alfred Kroeber and were patently racist even then.