Religious right leader Bryan Fischer, with the (sadly) influential religous right group, the American Family Association, who is more than a bit nutty, yet still wooed by GOP leaders and presidential candidates, said recently that the thinks it should be illegal to be gay.
Why? Because Fischer “loves black males.” (What was your first warning sign? A conservative Republican expressed his undying love for African-Americans before saying something really dumb.)
You see, as Fischer explains it, HIV/AIDS is a serious problem in the black community in the US (which it is), and he cares so much about African-Americans, that he simply must bash gays in order to help his besties, the blacks.
This is black genocide. If you care about black people, and we do, I’m telling you ladies and gentlemen, it’s the people who do not care about the health of black males that are all for the normalization of homosexuality.
Let me put it bluntly, if you are for the legalization of homosexuality, you are for the acceptability of homosexuality, you are for the normalization of homosexuality, you do not care about black males. You have no compassion in your black heart for black males, because they’re being decimated by HIV/AIDS… So why am I opposed to the normalization of homosexual behavior? Because I love black males. I want black males to live long, prosperous, healthy, disease-free lives.
What Fischer doesn’t bother telling you is that one of the major reasons for the high incidence of HIV in the black community is homophobia.
[Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, Anthony] Fauci described how this problem has taken shape in Washington, D.C., where about half of the population is black. In predominantly white areas, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is very low, he said, but in predominantly black areas, “the rate is seven or eight percent. The disparity is not only of African Americans who are disenfranchised from health care, but also the difficulty of social acceptance in the African American community of a gay man of color.
You stigmatize being gay, you stigmatize having HIV, and what happens? People don’t get educated about safer sex, they don’t get tested, they don’t get treatment, they’re more secretive about their partners, they’re more likely to get HIV, and more likely to spread HIV.
So is Bryan Fischer truly loved black males, he’d quit his job.