Bigoted Director Of “American Family Association” Compares Gay People To Leeches (VIDEO)


Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association (AFA) and host of talk radio program “Focal Point on American Family Radio, Bryan Fischer, compared gay activists and “the gay lobby,” as he put it Wednesday on his program, to leeches, only one day after publicly lamenting that America has not implemented anti-gay laws similar to Russia.

Fischer was referring to Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy,¬†who found himself in the chicken coop in the summer of 2012 after condemning marriage equality, stating that it was “inviting God’s judgment on our nation,” and admitting that Chick-fil-A donated millions to anti-equality groups.

Mike Huckabee of Fox News organized momentary support for Chick-fil-A at the time (at least enough to gain their conservative credit), allegedly to counter the pro-equality folks who have somehow maintained cultivating a conscience, but Chick-fil-A soon caved, at least on the surface, retracting Cathy’s statement against equality in order to avoid loss of profits.

Just last year Cathy also criticized two rulings in support of gay marriage by the Supreme Court, too.

Much more recently, though, Cathy told The Atlanta Journal-Constituion that he would no longer take part publicly in the marriage equality discussion. Still, Chick-fil-A and it’s CEO are being met with resistance to this day. It’s too late; he’s woven his nest and he has to roost in it. Whether publicly or privately stated from here on out, Americans know Dan Cathy’s stance on marriage equality and they’re not going to forget it anytime soon, nor will the gay community itself.

It is referring to all of the above that Bryan Fischer makes his comparison between gay activists and leeches.

“Dan Cathy is learning the hard way that the homosexual lobby, gay activists, are like leeches.”

Here’s the video:


After citing Proverbs 30:15, Fischer continued:

“The point here is that with the homosexual lobby, you cannot ever give them enough. Don’t even try. There’s no point in making concessions. There’s no point in capitulating. There’s no point in yielding to their demands. There’s no point in offering them some kind of appeasement in the hopes that they will leave you alone, that they will leave you in peace. It won’t work.”

People are funny like that, aren’t they? When their basic human rights are taken away and they are treated as second class citizens, they tend to complain, organize, resist until they achieve equality. Fischer talks as if the gay lobby huffs and puffs no matter what. It’s no matter scientists have yet to develop a way to bring back the deceased, the gay lobby demands Liberace and Judy Garland concerts for all — sequins everywhere! They’re so unreasonable, aren’t they?

No, this is the same old rhetoric that was used in the civil rights movement, in the women’s movement, in any movement where the establishment is pressured to change the way its leash pulls at society’s collar and contains it.

Yet it is a good sign, overall, isn’t it? To see the system quake a bit, to see it denying its role, balking at the unreasonableness of those it marginalizes? This is a familiar step in the process of struggle; it’s been seen before and everyone know what’s coming next.


While denial by the establishment is an early step in the journey of social/political struggle, it is a step nonetheless, and a step forward. It’s a sign of weakness, defensiveness. They’ve got to convince themselves they’re in the right. How better to do so than to insist that the other party is being unreasonable?

They can balk all they want to and deny their bigotry, but this march, slow as progress can be, is still moving forward, and it will do so through everyday Americans, families and associations.