CANCELED: Bryan Fischer’s Homophobic Rants No Longer Have a Platform
Fischer’s Focal Point radio show and podcast will no longer be aired by AFA.
Bryan Fischer, the conspiracy theory slinging, protest-too-much radio host who is uber-focused on homosexuality, has finally lost his only remaining (non-social) media platform. On Tuesday, Fischer’s Focal Point show on American Family Radio was canceled, effective immediately. The announcement came via Focal Point’s Facebook page and Fischer’s Twitter about an hour apart from each other on Tuesday night:
When one of Fischer’s followers asked him if his departure was health-related, he responded that he’s fine and directed the inquiry to the American Family Association (his previous employer) for any further detail. This leads us to believe that he was fired/canceled.
Fischer’s firing is no surprise, considering his conspiracy theories and anti-gay rhetoric has landed him in hot water with his bosses before. In 2015, he was removed as a spokesperson for AFA due to years of pushing the unfounded theory that the Nazi Party was founded in a gay bar and that Hitler and all of his private army were homosexuals.
So why such a focus on homosexuality? Why is he so obsessed? Why does he hate LGBTQ people so much? He’d likely say it’s because “their lifestyle” is an affront to his Christian values. But isn’t that also true for murderers, blasphemers, divorced people, and the rich? I’ve read the Bible numerous times, and it seems there’s a lot more focus on those types of sinners than gay people. (Yes, I realize this is a form of whataboutism, but it’s relevant. Bear with me.)