John M. Becker

Bryan Fischer: Homosexuality Is a Choice, But Not For Me

Filed By John M. Becker | October 29, 2013 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living
Tags: American Family Association, Bryan Fischer, choice, choice myth, gay sex, lifestyle choice

bryan_fischer_puzzled_gay_sex.jpgBryan Fischer, Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association -- an SPLC-certified anti-gay hate group -- is a longtime proponent of the baseless myth that homosexuality is a choice that can be changed.

Yesterday, a self-identified "non-practicing homosexual" named Wes called in to Focal Point, Fischer's nationally-syndicated talk show, and challenged him on that assertion. Wes's point was simple: if gays and lesbians can just "choose" to be attracted to people of the opposite sex, it should work the other way around, right?

Not so much. Apparently, in Bryan's world, the whole "gay is a choice" thing applies to everyone else, not him. Right Wing Watch reports:

When the caller asked if Fischer "could have sex with a man," Fischer was flummoxed and said he would never even begin to think about having gay sex.

When the caller pointed out the hypocrisy in Fischer's position... the AFA spokesman, still puzzled, said, "If an individual does not have a legitimate way to satisfy their sexual impulses, then the path that God has designed for them is the path of abstinence, chastity and celibacy."

Sorry, Bryan, but Wes wins this round.

Video of the interaction is after the jump.

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