PODCAST: May-Chang Discusses Bryan Fischer on The Michelangelo Signorile Show

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Honored to be a guest on the The Michelangelo Signorile Show Friday October 21, we discussed the Southern Poverty Law Center Report: “THE PROPAGANDISTS: Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association & the Demonization of LGBT People,” detailing Fischer’s radical extremism, and how he spent almost three decades in Idaho.

In “THE PROPAGANDIST,” my co-author, Jill Kuraitis and I revealed Fischer’s rise to the national spotlight. This in-depth investigative piece on Fischer’s history in Idaho shows how mainstream Idahoans jump-started his controversial career.


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Michelangelo Signorile served as editor-at-large and columnist at The Advocate, and was a columnist for OUT magazine. He was a co-founding editor of the headline-making news magazine OutWeek, which was at the center of the debates over “outing” in the 1990s. Signorile has authored several bestselling books, including the groundbreaking study of the gay “closet,” Queer in America, which firebrand playwright and gay activist Larry Kramer called “one of the most important books of the 20th century.” Signorile’s third book, Life Outside, was a 1998 finalist for the prestigious New York Public Library Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Apart from being a host at SiriusXM, Signorile is also a monthly columnist for The Advocate and has written for many other publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, The New York Observer, Gay.com, New York Magazine, and the Village Voice

Signorile’s show is heard on SiriusXM OutQ 108. As the only nationwide broadcasting service to serve the LGBT Community, thousands of people from all across the country tune in at any moment for breaking news, provocative discussion on current events and a great mix of entertainment programming.

VIDEO: The Fischer Files Report
Bryan Fischer’s REAL Views on Mormonism

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Although Fischer never directly called Mormonism a “cult,” he has inferred it by the many other things he has said.

The Fischer Files Report reveals the AFA radio host’s hypocrisy with an excerpt from a 2005 sermon when he was pastor of Community Church of the Valley. From the pulpit Bryan Fischer tells his flock exactly how he views the faith of his “friends” in the LDS Church.

VIDEO: Bryan Fischer – THE PROPAGANDIST

The Propagandist is an in-depth investigative piece about Fischer’s history in Idaho written for the Southern Poverty Law Center by Idaho journalists Jody May-Chang and Jill Kuraitis, both of whom have closely followed Fischer’s activities for many years. The article is included in a 23-page report issued by the SPLC Oct. 10, 2011

Oct 14, 2011 May-Chang discusses Fischer and the SPLC Report on Fox talk radio KLIX 1310, Twin Falls Idaho.

To hear the entire KLIX interview and download the full report, “THE PROPAGANDISTS: Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association & the Demonization of LGBT People”, please visit: http://may-chang.com/?p=3686

MSM Finally Catches on to Real Tea Party Agenda

The reality that religious fundamentalism is at the very root of the Tea Party movement is finally sinking in with the mainstream media. Jeff Sharlet, author of “C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy” wrote on CNN.com today that Tea Party is becoming a religious movement:

“Glenn Beck, who invokes the semi-mythical “Black Robe Brigade” — fighting preachers he claims led the American Revolution — as a model for a new generation of activists seems to think so.

On public radio, Bryan Fischer, a leader of the fundamentalist American Family Association, sternly instructed a libertarian Tea Party activist that her movement was religiously rooted whether she wanted it to be or not. A recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute backs him up, revealing that 57 percent of self-identified Tea Partiers agree that “America is and always has been a Christian nation.”

So is the Tea Party a religious movement, too?

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The American Taliban in Idaho

Matthew Shepard Observance Day speech at the Idaho Anne Frank Memorial

OPINION

Twelve years ago, a brutal murder ended the life of our young brother Matthew, but it did NOT kill his spirit which calls out to each of us to denounce those who promote violence against us as they hide behind an extremist ideology.

It is this extremist ideology that is at the very foundation of the violence that lead to the deaths of Matthew Shepard, Tyler Clementi, and so many others. For decades the American conservative movements’ fringe elements, have been sowing the seeds of hatred that have taken root in the right-wing media.

The soul intent of their daily barrage of messages is to vilify and dehumanize LGBT people in order justify their inhumanity toward us. Who are these extremists and where are they?

They are operating within the modern conservative movement. They are the promoters of an anti-gay industry described by Daily Kos founder, Marcos Moulitsas, as the American Taliban.

These American religious extremists share many similarities and tactics with the Afghan Taliban.

Moulitsas describes them this way:

“Their contempt for nontraditional lifestyles, their mania for militaristic solutions, their fascistic efforts to impose their narrow worldview on the rest of society,” and their disdain for, “woman’s rights, their outright hatred of gays, their aversion to science and modernity, and their staunch anti-intellectualism.”

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