“Welfare has destroyed the African-American family by telling young black women that husbands and fathers are unnecessary and obsolete. Welfare has subsidized illegitimacy by offering financial rewards to women who have more children out of wedlock. We have incentivized fornication rather than marriage, and it’s no wonder we are now awash in the disastrous social consequences of people who rut like rabbits.” – American Family Association spokesbigot Bryan Fischer, earning his hate group stripes every day. And all of the GOP presidential candidates continue to appear on his radio show.
Rut is the mating season of certain animals.
ThinkProgress reports that Gingrich continues to defend the organization:
Last month, the Associated Press revealed that one of the cogs in Newt Gingrich’s vast network of business enterprises and front groups, ReAL Action, provided $125,000 to the American Family Association Action, an anti-gay activist organization that has been officially labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group’s outspoken policy directory Bryan Fischer has “proposed criminalizing homosexual behavior” and has even advocated forcing gays into “reparative” therapy.
This morning, ThinkProgress reminded Gingrich of his donation and asked him if he would condemn Fischer’s remarks. The former speaker of the House initially attempted to dodge the question by explaining his support for recalling judges who supported same-sex marriage in Iowa and only recanted Fisher’s extreme rhetoric after being pressed on the issue. Gingrich insisted, however, that AFA is not a hate group, but a “Christian” organization.
How ironic: “Newt Gingrich” and “screwing like bunnies” in the same sentence (ironic because Newt cheated on at least one, some say several, of his former wives (he’s had 3 wives, so far)).
Still defend AFA now, Newt?
Of course, Newt’s friends at the AFA aren’t new to bigotry. They’re not just virulently anti-gay and apparently now racist, they have a bit of a problem with Jews and Muslims too.
In the March issue of American Family Association Journal, a publication of Donald E. Wildmon’s right-wing evangelical activist group, the American Family Association (AFA), author Randall Murphree suggested that a Jewish upbringing leads to hatred of Christians, and by extension, a criminal lifestyle.
Yes, what American city isn’t plagued by the Jewish mafia. Oh but that’s not all – the Jews apparently control Hollywood.
The AFA Journal has long served as a platform for anti-Semitic theories and innuendo. For instance, Wildmon warned of Jewish control over popular culture, an old anti-Semitic canard, in a January 1989 article, “What Hollywood Believes and Wants.” “The television elite are highly secular,” Wildmon wrote. “The majority (59 percent) in the Jewish faith.” In a separate article in the same issue, titled “Anti-Semitism Called a Serious Problem,” Wildmon, a longtime opponent of gay rights, pointedly remarked that “Jews favor homosexual rights more than other Americans.
Then there are the Muslims, who also have a breeding problem, per the AFA:
“The problem we have with Europe is that [it] is infested with the Muslim population. The reason why is because they multiply at a much faster rate than we do,” she says. “When we Christians get married, we have two, three, maybe four children — after they’re born, we start thinking about what college we’re going to send them to, what education we’re going to give them. The Muslims, on the other hand, are allowed to marry up to four wives at a time,” she says, noting that terrorist Osama bin Laden had 27 children.
I ask the question again: Are you still defending these people, Newt Gingrich, and are you still going to go on their radio show?