AFA’s Bryan Fischer: Gays Have ‘No Business’ Being Republican
American Family Association mouthpiece Bryan Fischer spewed his weekly doses of bigotry in an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the GOP convention, saying gays have “no business” being Republicans.
Fischer particularly slammed groups like the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay right-wing group, arguing such organizations “undermine and subvert” the moral foundations of the Republican Party.
“They have no business being there. Our message to them is that your home is in the Democratic Party,” Fischer told the Post-Gazette. “These groups are actively working to undermine and subvert the Republican Party platform and the principles of the Republican Party.”
And he went on: “The Republican platform is very clean on the issues of marriage family and parenting, and these are people that are actively working against the principles of the party.”
AFA is a conservative nonprofit that promotes “traditional family values,” according to its website.
The Log Cabin Republicans haven’t issued a response to Fischer’s comments so far.
Despite both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the president and vice-presidential Republican nominee, expressing their anti-gay stances, the Log Cabin Republicans have backed the candidates.
“Congressman Paul Ryan is a strong choice for vice president, and his addition to the GOP ticket will help Republican candidates up and down the ballot,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans executive director, in a statement earlier this month.