Rachel Maddow just reported
breaking news that the American Family Association has fired its most viciously anti-everything-not-evangelical mouthpiece, Bryan Fischer. Fischer has for years promoted as sound truth the conspiracy theory that Hitler surrounded himself with homosexual "soldiers and thugs" due to their extreme brutality. He has also espoused the view
that the United States was founded by Christians for Christians and first amendment rights
are reserved solely for them. His insanely bigoted body of work is vast and ugly.
Fischer's nasty rhetoric has been spewing from out of his piehole year after year, so why fire him today? Well it came to light that the American Family Association is paying for a trip to Israel for Reince Priebus and 60 other members of the Republican National Committee. When this fact was discovered in Israel via the news source Haaretz, it wasn't exactly warmly received.
Evangelical political operative planned 9-day freebie trip for national committee members, on behalf of the conservative Christian AFA group which blasts Muslims, gays. SPLC rights group staffer: Our issue is not with the trip, but with the 'heinous beliefs' of those sponsoring it.
This story is going to get a lot of play over the next several days, with the RNC having to defend itself for accepting this all-expenses-paid trip to Israel by a noted hate group, and the AFA trying to explain why they chose this particular moment in time to fire Fischer after years of his hate-filled speech.
Whatever comes from this, the world will be a better place without Bryan Fischer being given a platform for his deeply diseased world view.