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Bryan Fischer: From jilted Idaho pastor to AFA’s propagandist-in-chief

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
by Jody May-Chang Nov. 9, 2011

Bryan Fischer’s departure from Idaho in the summer of 2009 was cause for celebration among progressives and conservatives alike throughout our small red state. After 29 years of bigotry, hate and racism, Fischer was finally gone!

Out-of-state when Fischer made the announcement he would be leaving Idaho, I was tending to my seriously ill 74-year-old mother. Sitting by her bedside in a California hospital room, exhausted, grateful and relieved Mom had just made it through surgery, I got the call.

Idaho Press-Tribune reporter Mike Butts wanted a comment in reaction to the big news. Stunned, all I could think of to say was, “Great for Idaho! Too bad for Mississippi!” I told mom the news. In her groggy, post anesthesia haze she whispered, “Good riddance to that bastard!” Continue reading