Target: Bryan Fischer, Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association
Goal: Apologize for encouraging the abduction of children with same-sex parents.
Notoriously anti-gay pundit Bryan Fischer has gone too far with his message of hatred, this time encouraging an ‘underground railroad’ for the abduction of children with same-sex parents. The outrageous statement was made in response to the kidnapping of Isabella Miller-Jenkins from her lesbian mother. Bryan Fischer must apologize for inciting crime against children and their families.
Fischer, a member of the radically conservative group American Family Association, made a public appeal for an organized kidnapping movement to ‘deliver innocent children from same-sex households’. Fischer compared his idea to the Underground Railroad movement that freed African-American slaves. His comments on Twitter imply that like the Underground Railroad, child abduction is illegal but morally justified in this case. Not only are these statements a blatant call for terrorism against the homosexual community, but they encourage crimes against children. Roughly 800,000 children go missing annually in the United States. Child abduction is very real, and no laughing matter.
While Fischer’s comments may be outrageous to most, they undoubtedly appeal to radical anti-gay extremists. During this time of increasing violence in our nation, he must be held accountable for his dangerous words. By signing the petition below, you can demand that Bryan Fischer apologize for his statements supporting child abduction.
Dear Mr. Fischer,
Your recent statements promoting the abduction of children with same-sex parents are a smear against American values. You claim to uphold Christian ideologies, but your messages of hate and crime against children and families make a mockery of the religion. Furthermore, to compare this outrageous call to action with the historic Underground Railroad is offensive – this is not a freedom movement, but an attempt to terrorize and control individuals who are different than you. It is, in essence, the exact opposite of the Underground Railroad, which sought to restore personal freedom instead of remove it.
Roughly 800,000 children go missing annually in our country, and you’ve just publicly encouraged this trend. In light of the recent Sikh temple massacre, it is clear that there are extremists in our country who are willing to commit serious crimes against minorities. As a public figure, you are now responsible for encouraging such overzealous action against the homosexual community. Please understand that your words can influence people. You must publicly apologize and condemn your proposal for the abduction of children with same-sex parents.
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