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Monday, August 13, 2012

The New Campaign Against Gay Parenting

The American Family Association, a socially intolerant Christian extremist group, is advocating for an underground railroad to kidnap the children of homosexuals and forcibly relocate them to foreign nations to escape the US judicial system.
As has been widely reported, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association asserted in a tweet Wednesday that "we need an Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households." Lest anyone imagine he was speaking merely in metaphor, a second tweet from him linked to a Chicago Tribune story about the impending trial of a Mennonite clergyman "charged with aiding and abetting the kidnapping of Isabella Miller-Jenkins, now 10," who was spirited out of the country so as to evade court orders mandating visitation with Janet Jenkins, who had helped raise Isabella as part of a same-sex couple. Fischer's summary: "Head of Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households goes on trial."

Fischer and his American Family Association, it should be noted, are clownish figures whose extremism is a turn-off even to many true believers on the social right. (It can nonetheless be interesting to observe who deems them respectable enough to associate with; for example, the Values Voter Summit, which draws major political figures like Eric Cantor, Jim DeMint, and Ted Cruz, considers Fischer a suitable speaker and AFA a suitable prominent sponsor.) Anyway, Fischer thrives on outraged publicity from his adversaries, so enough about him. What's worth rather more attention (and provides some insight into the mounting campaign against gay parenting from some quarters) are the two articles he tweeted.
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Judy Morris,
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