Monday, 29 April 2013

Is The American Family Association A Hate Group?

Bryan Fisher of the American Family Association has been at it again. He has recently said that gay people should be discriminated against in jobs. He said we should discriminate against gay people as we do against shop lifters, and this is acceptable as he deems that gay sexual behaviour is wrong.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/fischer-gays-should-face-job-discrimination-just-we-discriminate-against-shoplifters

And just in case you think this is an isolated incident.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/bryan-fischer-reclaim-d-word-promote-anti-gay-discrimination

Now my  question is..... does the American Family Association  qualify as a hate group? And the simple answer is yes, as "a hate group is an organized group or movement that advocates and practices hatred, hostility, or violence towards members of a race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or other designated sector of society. "
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_group

So why is this ok, why is this group allowed to exist, when clearly it is promoting the discrimination and hate of a specific group of people. My guess would be is because they are affiliated to christianity and this makes everything all right. It may be said that the group cannot claim responsibility for the thoughts and views of Fishcer, but the fact is he is there official spokesperson so they cannot distance themselves.

If they have to fire him now, I still believe it is too late, he has been there for a long time now and has been promoting there agenda of hate.
http://iamchristianiamanatheist.blogspot.kr/2013/03/bryan-fischer.html
I think it is right to call the American Family Association a hate group, if not why should we call any group a hate group?