Douche of The Week

AFA Talk Show Host Claims There’s No Such Thing As A Gay Role Model

Each week, Queerty picks one blowhard, hypocrite, airhead, sanctimonious prick or other enemy of all that is queer to be the Douche of the Week. Have a nominee for DOTW? E-mail it to us at [email protected].


This week, the Douche of the Week goes, unsurprisingly, to an employee of the American Family Association. As the hate group‘s Director of Issue Analysis and host to the Mississippi-based AFA radio show/blog Focal Point, Bryan Fisher is positively swimming in douchiness.  On a recent episode of Focal Point, he addressed California’s new law requiring that public schools include contributions by LGBT people in social-studies curriculum.

If you can’t bring yourself to watch this hatemonger spew his venom (and we understand), we’ve transcribed his comments:

 “A controversial law was enacted in California last week that’s going to require that lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender role models be taught starting in kindergarten in California schools. Now, ladies and gentlemen, by definition—by definition—someone who engages in aberrant sexual behavior is not, and cannot be, a role model. Period. End of story.”

Actually, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “homosexual” means “of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex.” Funny, nothing about “cannot be a role model.”  Sorry, Fisher. Not period. Not end of story.

Earlier this week, Fisher described some of Christian Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik’s insane manifesto as “accurate.” (Okay, even we’re surprised by that one.) In the AFA blog “Rightly Concerned” he writes:

Much of [Breivik’s] analysis of cultural trends in Europe and the danger created by Islamic immigration and infiltration is accurate. But clear-thinking Westerners and every Christian I know believes these problems can be solved through public policy rather than mass murder.

Breivik’s angst was caused by the presence of so many Muslims in Norway and Europe, which he correctly observes is leading to “cultural annihilation… He sounds like a Nordic jihadist…”

Oh, no. Despite the fact that he committed mass murder in the name of a Christian God, Breivik couldn’t possibly be a Christian. Riiight.

Some other incidents that really helped Fisher win the gold in the douche Olympics  include:

  • On June 9, Fischer told his radio listeners that the Nazi Party in Germany was formed in a Munich gay bar by “homosexual thugs.”
  • On May 20, Fischer reported that the “number one perpetrators of hate crimes in America [are] homosexual activists, gay activists, the homosexual lobby…”
  • Last year, Fischer told his radio audience that Hitler surrounded himself with gay soldiers because, “he could not get straight soldiers to be savage and brutal and vicious enough to carry out his orders.”

All together now: “What a Douche!”