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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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
Independent journalist Jody May-Chang discusses the Southern Poverty Law Center Report: THE PROPAGANDISTS: Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association & the Demonization of LGBT People on Fox talk radio KLIX 1310, Twin Falls Idaho. Download the full Southern Poverty Law Center Report Here!
This morning I was invited to be a guest on talk radio KLIX’s show TOP STORY with Kelly Klaas and Jill Skeem this Friday at 9:00-9:45 AM MDT in the morning on 1310 AM in Twin Falls, ID. The hour will focus on Monday’s release of the SPLC report that includes the piece THE PROPAGANDISTS: Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association & the Demonization of LGBT People, my colleague Jill Kuraitis and I co-authored detailing Bryan Fischer’s history in Idaho. The show format is a point, counter point discussion. Some have called it Hannity & Colmes lite. If you do not live within the broadcast area, it will be streamed live and a podcast will be posted later. The show will take listener calls. CALL-IN #: (208) 736-0300 Streamed Live here: http://newsradio1310.com/listen-live/ Mobile Devices Apps here: http://newsradio1310.com/mobile/ Look for a Podcast here: http://newsradio1310.com/category/podcasts/
BOISE, ID – On Monday October 10 there will be a press conference in Tupelo, MS a 11:00am CDT where Mark Potok, Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) Intelligence Project will unveil an explosive new special report” “THE PROPAGANDISTS: Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association & the Demonetization of LGBT People.” With an executive summary by Potok, The Propagandist was written for the SPLC by Idaho journalists Jody May-Chang and Jill Kuraitis. Other elements by the SPLC staff also contribute to the report. The press conference will kick-off a Give Hate A Holiday demonstration and march. Events conclude with a public screening of the acclaimed documentary film Out In The Silence, exposing homophobia in the deep south. Sponsored by the ACLU of Mississippi, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Equality Federation and many other regional LGBT and progressive organizations, the goal is to raise visibility and public awareness on issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Mississippi and throughout the South and rural America. Why Tupelo? It is headquarters for the American Family Association, a political Christian extremist organization recently designated by the SPLC as a hate group. AFA’s hate group status is due in large part to Idaho’s not so favorite son, and former executive director of the Idaho Values Alliance, Bryan Fischer’s prolific anti-LGBT and anti-Muslim remarks. Since leaving Idaho in July 2009, Fischer’s radio show is broadcasted daily across the country on 145 AFA owned Christian radio stations. Fischer has brought an incredibly vitriolic voice to the organization where he has continued to perpetuate such falsehoods like, Hitler and the Nazi’s were gay, and Mormons do not have freedom of religion. After the report’s release, it will be available on the SPLC website splcenter.org and will appear in the Winter Issue of the Intelligence Report. Look for updates on The Propagandist posted here and on TheFischerFiles.com.