The Republican Party consistently claims to be moderate compassionate conservatives. To that, I consistently suggest you pay attention to what they do, not what they say. One of the things they do is climb into bed with the American Family Association, a notorious Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christian hate group, and that is giving the GOP some unwanted publicity. The AFA offended Israel to such an extent that their chief spokesman since forever has been stripped of his title.
Rachel Maddow tonight broke news that the American Family Association has officially fired notorious evangelist Bryan Fischer after a controversy involving the RNC and Israel. Fischer is notorious for having some––well, let’s not sugarcoat it––crazy views on gays, “homofascists,” more crazy views on gays, and… yeah, basically a lot of gay stuff.
Fischer is so out there, he concocted some insane conspiracy theory last year that the only reason Shepard Smith wasn’t freaking out about Ebola is because he wants to support President Obama‘s big government gay agenda.
At issue this time is an RNC trip to Israel that was apparently being paid for by the American Family Association, of which Fischer is the director of issues analysis.
Or, rather, he was. Until today…
…Update- 11:11 pm EST: For the sake of clarification, Fischer has been fired as a spokesperson and director of issues analysis, but is still a radio show host for the AFA.
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Here’s what Rachel had to say.
For all the years that he has been purveying hatred for the AFA as their spokesman, they never once objected to anything he had to say, so even without his title, he still represents them. Furthermore, given the RNC’s willingness to partner with him, her also represents the Republican Party.
Nevertheless, the GOP loves the AFA. This is what they do.