Wednesday, May 26, 2010

AFA's Bryan Fischer Blames Hitler Crimes Against Humanity on Homosexuality

     The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer recently made claims on his radio show that Hitler was gay and that he surrounded himself with masculine gays to carry out his evil plans.  Big surprise.  Another fundamentalist Christian blaming gays for the evils of the world.

     The AFA was founded by Methodist Pastor Doland E. Wildmon thirty-two years ago and has a mission of bringing "traditional family values" to our country and making it "a culture based on Biblical truth."  One of the purposes listed on AFA's website is to work for "Media Integrity."

     Here's the video of Fischer's rant.  How's that for media integrity?


    Transcript via Towleroad:
     Said Fischer: "So Hitler himself was an active homosexual. And some people wonder, didn't the Germans, didn't the Nazis, persecute homosexuals? And it is true they did; they persecuted effeminate homosexuals. But Hitler recruited around him homosexuals to make up his Stormtroopers, they were his enforcers, they were his thugs. And Hitler discovered that he could not get straight soldiers to be savage and brutal and vicious enough to carry out his orders, but that homosexual solders basically had no limits and the savagery and brutality they were willing to inflict on whomever Hitler sent them after. So he surrounded himself, virtually all of the Stormtroopers, the Brownshirts, were male homosexuals."

John McCain and Lt. Dan Choi Respond to Proposed Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal

     In response to the Murphy Amendment that would put Don't Ask, Don't Tell on the track to repeal, Senator John, the Baptist, McCain had this to say (via The Hill):
     "This 'Don't ask, don't tell' issue, they're going to try to jam that through without even trying to figure out what the impact on battle effectiveness would be," McCain said on Arizona's KBLU radio.
     McCain is a liar.  The discriminatory policy won't be abolished until after an investigation into the policy's impact.  In the meanwhile, McCain should be happy to know that outed gays and lesbians will continue to be thrown out of the military.  The Hill continues:
     The White House announced a deal Monday night with Chairman of the Armed Services Committee Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) that would abolish the policy once President Barack Obama and his top civilian and military officials certify the repeal is "consistent with the military’s standards of readiness, effectiveness, unit cohesion and recruitment and retention."  The deal would allow Obama to move forward with his promise to do away with "Don't ask, don't tell" while still bowing toward concerns from centrists in Congress and some members of his administration that repealing the policy would negatively impact the military.
     When over 75% of the American public supports the repeal of DADT, how are the concerns to keep the discriminatory policy in place "centrist"?

     Here is Lt. Dan Choi's response to the Murphy/Obama amendment that will vote on repealing DADT somewhere down the road.  Choi's response is "When?"  When will LGBT persons have equality in the military?  Choi is in the over 75% that want DADT repealed.

Atheists Should Leave America, Our Currency Says So

     Here's is a letter to the editor submitted by an American citizen that claims atheists are the root of all evil.

     I'm left wondering why logic is not taught in our school systems.
It Makes Sense If Leave Out Logic
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     "Atheists hate me this I know, for the dollar tells me so."

     If violence and evil come from atheists, then I guess atheists must have written the bible.

75% of Americans Think Don't Ask Don't Tell Should Be Repealed, But Republicans Won't Vote for Repeal

     It was a big day for Don't Ask, Don't Tell.  The Murphy Amendment was added to the defense authorization bill.  This amendment would set in motion the repeal of DADT, to be completely overturned in December.

     Here are a few of the highlights from Rachel Maddow's report, embedded below: