“Main Threat To Religious Liberty Is Homosexual Agenda” Claims Hate Group Spokesperson
Bryan Fischer today is warning of a “concerted effort” to “remove Christians” from the U.S. military and swap them with “hyper-masculine homosexuals.”
“That is what’s happening today,” Fischer claims, as he points to the movie “300″ and Hitler’s army as evidence of the ability of gay people to perform in the military. Fischer, the public face of the anti-gay hate group American Family Association, claims that the real-life soldiers in “300″ were actually 150 same-sex couples, and touched on his repeated belief that Hitler’s elite “Brownshirts” were all gay as well.
In this clip, Fischer recounts a claim made by Fox News Radio’s rabidly religious columnist about a “a Utah National Guard technician who was reprimanded by his superiors after his anti-gay views became the source of repeated insubordination, as Media Matters explains:
In a July 11 story for FoxNews.com, Starnes sensationalized the case of Tech. Sgt. Layne Wilson, who wrote an email in December protesting a same-sex wedding at West Point’s Cadet Chapel. Wilson’s email prompted the Air National Guard to reprimand him for “fail[ing] to render the proper respect to a commissioned officer.” Wilson – a noncommissioned officer – also had his reenlistment contract reduced from six years to one year.
Starnes – who has called military policies protecting gay soldiers a sign of “the end of days” – baselessly framed the story as a tale of stifling Wilson’s religious freedom, rather than a stark case of insubordination.
Of course, don’t look to Bryan Fischer or Todd Starnes, who seem to often work in tandem, to actually deliver the truth or the facts when it comes to LGBT stories.
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