Bryan Fischer, the public face of the certified anti-gay hate group, American Family Association, today on his radio program attacked Chaz Bono, saying, “she is a surgically-mutilated female.” Bono, who is a transgender man, will be appearing in this season’s “Dancing With The Stars.” Fischer also commended Dr. Keith Ablow’s Fox News column as being Â so vile it could have been the work of his employer, the America Family Association.
As Fischer spews his filth, he commends Ablow’s pop-psychology.
Fischer then calls Bono Â “a extraordinarily deeply mentally disturbed individual,” and, “a very disordered person,” and credits Ablow by saying, “those are his words.” Only, they’re not.
Shockingly, Fischer claims that because Chaz Bono has been on talk shows, the entire transgender community is not hurt or demonized by the likes of, well, Fischer. Rather, Fischer extends support to the head of the ludicrous group, “One Million Moms,” which, I guarantee you, does not have one million anything in its ranks.
Lastly, Fischer admits that the AFA is “being labeled by every major media outlet in the country as a hate group,” and in his totally twisted logic screams that he and his clan have Â nothing to do with the suicides of young transgender, gay, bisexual, and lesbian teens, because if being labeled evil caused people to commit suicide, the American Family Association would all have committed suicide.
Bryan Fischer, the least self-aware human on the planet.
Recently,Â Fischer wrote,
â€œIâ€™ve said it before, and IÂ will say it again, until everyone in the United States agrees with me. America must choose between homosexuality and religious liberty, because we cannot have both. America must choose between homosexuality and freedom of speech, because we cannot have both. America must choose between homosexuality and freedom, because we cannot haveÂ both.â€
The American Family Association (AFA) was identified as aÂ certified anti-â€‹gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the folks who brought down theÂ KKK. TheyÂ AFAÂ is also the group that Rick Perry chose to co-â€‹host and to finance his Christian-â€‹only prayer rally in Texas earlier thisÂ month.
For those unfamiliar with the hate group leader,Â Fischer recently claimed thatÂ criticism of Marcus andÂ Michele Bachmann over the practice of â€œex-â€‹gay therapyâ€Â is both religious bigotry and aÂ hate crime, and the Norway terrorist would haveÂ made aÂ good Muslim.
Fischer recently said, â€œwe cannot have the homosexual agenda and liberty. Those two things are incompatible,â€ and,Â â€œHitler Was AÂ Homosexualâ€.
For those of you who may have forgotten, here are aÂ few of Fischerâ€™s otherÂ lies:
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MN Police Officer Sentenced 3.5 Years for Death of George Floyd
Former Minneapolis police officer J. Alexander Keung has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for aiding and abetting manslaughter in the death of Black city resident George Floyd.
Keung, age 29, had accepted a plea deal in order to avoid an additional charge of aiding and abetting second-degree murder. His guilty plea acknowledged that the restraining holds used by police on Floyd were excessive and likely to cause serious harm.
Video of Floyd’s May 25, 2020 murder at the hands of city police captured footage of Keung kneeling on Floyd’s back while another officer knelt of the man’s neck. for over nine minutes, officers applied pressure to Floyd while he laid face down in the street, crying and telling officers that he couldn’t breathe while also calling out for his mother.
Video of Floyd’s murder sparked international outrage and inspired protests against institutional racism and police brutality.
Keung is the fourth and final police officer to receive prison time for his role in Floyd’s death. He will serve his new sentence and a federal sentence for Floyd’s death concurrently, serving a total of about 2 1/2 years for the killing.
Virginia Republican Files Bill Defining a Fertilized Egg as a Human
Virginia State Delegate Marie March (R) has pre-filed House Bill 1395, a law that would define life as beginning at fertilization.
“Life begins at conception and each person is accorded the same rights and protections guaranteed to all persons by the Constitution of the United States,” the proposed bill states.
The proposed bill would effectively outlaw all abortions in the state and even endanger the use of Plan B (aka. “The morning-after pill”), a medication that prevents fertilized egg cells from attaching to a woman’s uterine wall.
The bill could also effectively criminalize in vitro fertilization, a method of inducing pregnancy that uses fertilized eggs and discards any unused ones.
Even though Republicans control the state’s House of Delegates, it’s unclear if the bill would have any chance of passing the state’s Democratic-led Senate. The legislature won’t reconvene until January 11, 2023.
Virginia currently allows a woman to get an abortion within roughly 26 weeks of pregnancy. Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) has proposed passing a law that would reduce that window to 15 weeks, a period of time in which most women may not even realize they’re pregnant.
In response to March’s bill the Virginia Reproductive Equity Alliance said in a statement, “In the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and despite the vast majority of Virginians who oppose it, Virginia’s anti-abortion elected officials keep proving there are no limits to their extremism and true intentions to ban abortion for all Virginians.”
Georgia GOP Says Its Voting Restrictions “Backfired” & Helped Dems Win Senate Seat
When two Republicans lost Georgia’s special runoff senate elections in January 2021, state Republicans in the General Assembly re-wrote voting laws to restrict absentee ballots and give voters fewer days to vote in future runoff elections.
However, after Republicans lost yet another runoff election for Georgia’s Senate seat — with Herschel Walker losing to his Democratic competitor, Rev. Raphael Warnock, earlier this month — state Republicans want to re-re-write the rules, hopeful of a more favorable outcome.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R), the official who oversees the state’s voting procedures, said he plans on giving three proposals to lawmakers when they return to the General Assembly in January.
“[The proposals] include forcing large counties to open more early-voting locations (in an attempt to reduce the hours-long lines some voters waited in) … lowering the threshold candidates must achieve to avoid a runoff from 50 percent to 45 percent; and instituting a ranked-choice instant-runoff system that would not require voters to come back to the polls again after the general election,” The New York Times reported.
To be clear, it’s unclear whether these changes would’ve helped Walker win. But they stand in contrast to the changes state Republicans made to voting laws following their failed January 2021 Senate runoff ambitions.
The changes after that time severely restricted the types of people eligible to receive an absentee ballot. While 24 percent of the January 2021 vote came via mail-in absentee ballots, the rule changes resulted in 5 percent of mail-in votes coming in for the January 2022 runoff.
Republicans also lowered the number of in-person early voting days to five (though the rule change allowed counties to add extra days.) The Times found that 28 of Georgia’s 159 counties opted to add extra in-person early voting days — 17 of the counties that did largely backed Warnock while 11 backed his challenger.
Before the recent run-off election, Raffensperger also tried to enforce a state law forbidding in-person early voting on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. However, Warnock successfully sued to prevent the law from going into effect.
Overall, the changes may have “backfired,” Republicans told The Times, actually encouraging Democratic voters to come out in greater numbers.
While Republicans point to the large turnout of runoff voters as “proof” that their changes didn’t discourage voting, Warnock’s campaign criticized the changes, saying that such restrictions shouldn’t make it harder for people to vote in the first place.
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