Bryan Fischer says that gay Republicans “undermine and subvert” the “moral foundations of the Republican Party,” and have “no business” being in the GOP. Fischer, the public face of the certified anti-gay hate group, American Family Association, added, “we oppose gay marriage because it threatens liberty,” and classified “the gay agenda” as “tyranny” and “a threat to religious liberty.”
Fischer was speaking ahead of this week’s Republican National Convention in an article profiling the rise of gay GOP groups, like the Log Cabin Republicans, within the party.
Noting, indeed, “some social conservatives say they aren’t welcome,” Tracie Mauriello, writing at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports:
“They have no business being there. Our message is to them is that your home is in the Democratic Party,” said Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for the Tupelo, Miss.-based American Family Association, a conservative radio host and a leading anti-gay figure in the GOP.
“These groups are actively working to undermine and subvert the Republican party platform and the principles of the Republican Party,” Mr. Fischer said in a telephone interview. “They are undermining the moral foundations of the Republican Party.”
“There is no place for the homosexual agenda,” he said. “The Republican platform is very clean on the issues of marriage and family and parenting, and these are people that are actively working against the principles of the party.”
“The reason they are for gay marriage is that it is an issue of liberty for people to have the freedom to do what they want … but we oppose gay marriage because it threatens liberty,” he said.
He offered two examples of businesses whose freedoms were trumped by what he calls the gay agenda. First, he said several mayors are trying to keep Chick-fil-A restaurants out of their cities because the company’s devout Christian owners oppose gay marriage. In another example, he said, the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission fined Christian photographer Elaine Huguenin for refusing to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony.
“The gay agenda is a threat to religious liberty. It is a danger to the liberty that the party stands for … and it’s tyranny that’s being launched against businesses,” Mr. Fischer said.
He said younger members of his party don’t see that “because they are young and they are immature and they are unaware of the severe dangers to liberty that is posed by the homosexual agenda.”
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