THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A very horrific and public transphobic rant was unleashed on a 16-year-old California trans kid who recently became her high school’s homecoming queen by Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (AFA).
Fischer: He has a mental illness, he thinks he’s a girl and they elected him homecoming queen and the school officials allowed this charade to go on. That violates everything we know about gender, about sex, about genetics, about biology, about human health, about what mental health is, it violates every known standard of decency and normality in America.
There is a lot more, but I think this is enough to serve as a reminder we’ve a ways to go in ridding society of transphobic groups. Until they’re gone, I’ll continue monitoring them.
From Wiki: AFA has been listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as of November 2010 for the “propagation of known falsehoods” and the use of “demonizing propaganda” against LGBT people. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Family_Association
The AFA calls for reinstatement of criminal laws against LGBT people: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/american-family-association-calls-for-reinstatement-of-criminal-laws-against-lgbt-people/
Trans kid wins homecoming queen: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/trans-student-wins-crown-is-a-transgender-homecoming-queen-hopeful-internet-sensation-story-a-puff-piece/
[Trigger Warning] Bryan Fischer lashes out at transgender homecoming queen – LGBTQ Nation.
Categories: Transgender, Transsexual, Trans, Transphobia, exploitation, dehumanizing, violence, hate
Dear Brian Fischer and your stinking AFA organization. You are nothing but bigots. And, your organization is nothing but a money making scheme to bilk millions of dollars from Christian radio listener automaton dupes who donate money to you and eagerly buy up all your mean spirited misguided propaganda spewing books, tapes, and other idiotic paraphernalia. I hope the IRS audits you and finds you guilty of tax evasion and fraud. And as far as I’m concerned, you’re a schnook and a schmuck.
Why do we still listen to these bigots, I mean really Cassidy is the homecoming queen chosen by her peers, isn’t that enough, some people will argue you into the ground to get their own way and this guy is one of them, seems to me he’s the one with the problem, not the rest of us, I’m getting on with my life, just try and cross me Mr. Fischer
Cowards always pick on easy targets. 16-years old? Make you feel big and powerful, does it, Fischer? You wouldn’t stand a chance against someone with real-life experience, and you know it. Scumbags like you make civilsed people want to vomit.
I take this as an oddly hopeful sign. The news here is Cassidy is homecoming queen. That’s the headline, the real story. The AFA is riding that to gain publicity for itself. Things have changed. It wasn’t that long ago that the AFA would be the main story, and Cassidy simply the reason for the AFA to speak out. I see a shift in power here. Although trans-hate is very powerful and prevalent, it is less so than in the past, even the recent past, and the haters are looking like the freaks and the trans folks are looking just like the decent people that we are.
Hi Tana – I don’t know where you’re based ,,, I assume it’s the US? I’m happy to say that this sort of comment is unheard of in the UK – indeed, if someone *did* come out with this mouthful transphobic abuse where I live, they’d probably be arrested, and quite rightly so. But I know exactly what the AFA stands for, and I’m glad that we have no equivalent. Maybe it’s just that we’re more secular over here … ? Hey, I’m glad you think that progress is being made nevertheless. I look forward to even more! xx.
Unfortunately Graham, http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/08/09/study-one-in-eight-gay-people-and-75-of-trans-people-the-target-of-hate-crime-each-year-in-uk/ reports that things are not as good in the UK as you would think.
Yeah, I’ve been a victim too … but it’s on an entirely different scale. I’m a trans-consultant to my county Hate Crime Service – they have the statistics.
Graham, Good point! Fischer reminds me of his homophobic compatriot, “Chappie” Klingenschmitt. I saw an article recently, with a picture of Dana Beyer discussing ENDA with Chappie, in the halls of Congress; he looked a bit subdued. I met Dr. Beyer this summer while I was in D.C., and … she is NOT someone to trifle with! Just let Fischer try saying that nonsense to an adult, and see what happens.
Hee-hee! Too true, Judith! The last guy that tried to do the transphobic abuse on me (actually, it was homophobic … but I guess he was a little confused because I was wearing a dress) ended up sitting in front of a police constable explaining his actions. He looked a mere shadow of his earlier belligerent and self-important persona. That’s the way to treat these people.
“Violates everything we know about blah, blah, blah”. It violates what little he knows about all those topics!
I wonder if that “family association” coward has the balls to tangle with me. I dare him to try.
Bryan and his so called Family Association need to check out definitions of decency. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary refers to “polite, moral, and honest behavior and attitudes that show respect for other people” If the AFA can’t show politeness and respect for a teenager and her school, even if they disagree with her self-identification, how can they expect anyone to respect their views?
They’re losing the struggle and they’re lashing out from fear of a world that accepts a young trans* woman’s right to become a homecoming queen. I hope that vile outbursts like this drive even more people and their donations away from the AFA.
Hate coming out of the mouth of old white guy? Gee does that surprise anybody!?
Let him come and say this crap to this mother and see what happens! He doesn’t have the balls!!!
He is an ass and a coward!!!
Bryan Fischer is an asshole and I cannot wait to see the day that this asswipe is caught in a gay sex scandal
I was at the PositivelyUK conference last weekend and the final workshop I attended was Poz Gay Men and Stigma. My opening words (I wasn’t leading the workshop) were “don’t take shit”. Difficult not to at times, but the more shit any sexual minority accepts, the more we get…
The man says “it violates everything we know…..”. He is not wrong in that. He simply doesn’t know enough. Ignorance in its purest form. Not only does he not know, in his fear he believes he does not want to know and does not need to know. His religion has taught him that he is right. His fear has taught him to reject all other options, because if he does not then he will have to take personal responsibility for his shortcomings and human failings (hate being second only to the fear itself). Men like this haven’t the balls necessary to carry the weight of personal responsibility so they let their “God” do the heavy lifting.
Bryan Fisher violates every known standard of decency and normality in America!
Yes, it goes against anything dumbass religious who haven’t gone to any school but Bible classes know about Biology. But then, so does the duck-billed Platypus. And Darwin. And pretty much all of modern Biology. Also Physics, Chemistry, Math, History, Geography…
Had to make a video. Warning I rage
Wait. a minute. It is well known that this guy is very sick. Most of what he says is laughable, and patently false. Some things are best ignored just so there is nothing forceful involved.