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Bryan Fischer: 'Gay Conservative' Is a 'Dangerous' 'Oxymoron'

Bryan Fischer: 'Gay Conservative' Is a 'Dangerous' 'Oxymoron'


Fischer earns his Phobie credentials once again in denouncing gay conservative commentator Guy Benson.

Noted homophobe Bryan Fischer is denouncing conservative commentator Guy Benson, who recently came out as gay, with Fischer saying "'gay conservative' is an oxymoron" and that Benson is seeking to turn the Republican Party "into a sodomy-promoting political machine."

Fischer made the comments in a column posted Wednesday on the American Family Association's website. Benson, a Fox News contributor and political editor for conservative site Townhall, identifies himself as gay in an upcoming book and discussed the topic in an interview published Monday on BuzzFeed.

In the interview, Benson said he is more concerned about other issues, such as foreign policy, than he is about LGBT rights, but he is a supporter of marriage equality and thinks the Republican Party's opposition to same-sex marriage is off-putting to many. And that's too much for Fischer.

Benson "believes that the Republican Party's embrace of natural marriage, the institution God designed and defined at the dawn of time, is a 'barrier to entry to the party,' a barrier which he believes must come down," Fischer wrote. "He seems dedicated to do his part to demolish this barrier and turn the GOP into a sodomy-promoting political machine."

Townhall should fire Benson, Fischer continued, noting that its parent company, Salem Media Group, targets an audience interested in Christian, conservative, and family-themed content. "His values on homosexuality are not Christian, family-themed, or conservative," wrote Fischer, who also called Townhall "a nominally conservative website" -- even though it carries columns from such far-right pundits as Ann Coulter, Pat Buchanan, Cal Thomas, and Phyllis Schlafly.

Fischer also said gay people should not call themselves conservatives. "There is nothing 'conservative' about homosexuality or the homosexual agenda," he contended. "To be a conservative under any understanding of the term means to conserve, protect and defend the values on which America was built. To put it bluntly, those values do not include celebrating, endorsing and promoting unnatural sexual expression." He suggested "homocons," "gayservatives," or "gaytarians."

Fischer's views, by the way, are so extreme -- he has said, for instance, that gay people were Adolf Hitler's chief lieutenants -- that the AFA distanced itself from him, stripping him of the title of director of issues analysis in January after it was reported that the group was sponsoring a trip to Israel for members of the Republican National Committee. Fischer still hosts a talk show on the group's American Family Radio and posts columns on the AFA website, although this one came with a disclaimer saying it does not necessarily represent the organization's views. The Advocate has bestowed a Phobie Award on Fischer.

Benson, meanwhile, is getting support from other conservatives. Megyn Kelly interviewed him on The Kelly File on Fox Monday night and assured him he was "safe" there (watch below), although her major concern appeared to be about the left expecting all gay people to be liberal. He also tweeted about getting support from Fox star Sean Hannity:

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