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American Family Association's Bryan Fischer says the cure for homosexuality includes exorcism

American Family Association's Bryan Fischer says the cure for homosexuality includes exorcism

Nationally syndicated radio and television personality, David Pakman, interviewed American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer about marriage equality and the recent victories the LGBT community achieved at the polls this past election day.

According to ThinkProgress, Fischer stated he is,

"…for homosexuals, but against homosexuality."

Fisher claims to want to help members of the LGBT community to,

"…leave that lifestyle.”

Fisher compared homosexuality to addiction, referring to drug abuse, and that exorcism can be beneficial. According to the Pakman interview,

  • Fischer: think there’s no question that there are spiritual factors at work in this —
  • Pakman: Are they demons?
  • Fischer: — that using spiritual weapons of our warfare according to the New Testament can be effective. We know that people can get delivered from homosexual behavior. The former president of the American Psychological Association, Nathan Cummings — he’s seen that happen in his own private clinical practice. He’s seen people get free of homosexual behavior and change their sexual orientation, so it certainly is possible. There may be spiritual factors at work. If there are, then the power of the Gospel, the name of Jesus Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit can be of enormous help.
  • Pakman: And an exorcism might be a way to do that?
  • Fischer: Well we believe in the reality of spiritual forces just like Jesus did. [If] you got a problem with demons, David, your problem’s not with me, it’s with Jesus Christ, because he believed in them.

TP reports that of the various form of reparative therapies, all of which have been condemned by nearly every major psychiatric and psychological group, exorcisms and other forms of 'spiritual warfare' against the LGBT community are the most extreme.

Fischer referred to the Regnerus study that states same-sex couples can never be good parents. That study has been deemed fraudulent, and when the question was posed to Fischer as to whether or not he could change his sexual orientation, he refused to answer.

The report stated that Fischer's choice is to,

"…simply erase the experiences of millions of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals by reducing their lives to 'sexual behavior'.”

Fischer is frequently at the center of LGBT-related controversies for making outlandish statements.

Here is a video of the Pakman interview:

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  • i have a neat cure for gay/perverts…….shoot em! they should be treated as any other pervert! think there not perverts? what do you call butt buddies? what do you call girl on girl crotch crawlers? if thats not perverted what is? you say there no different, WRONG! you say they are very smart, WRONG! you say they deserve rights, WRONG! how do i know? just hold a conversation with any of them….even for a minute! if they deserve rights so do every other pervert! different…. hell yes they are! thats how warped they are! it's not genes, it's not traits, it's not hormones there just warped minded perverts! now, my name is john george and i live in columbus ohio. my dream is for god, since our government is so determined to grant them rights, considering there less than 2 percent of the of the entire american people, were it put to a national vote they would lose hands down, that god hurries up, comes back and wipes them out again! in my book they should be hung or shot but i'd rather watch god destroy them. he does it much better and on a large scale. thats what i think of them.

    • Peter

      Thank you for your insightful and well-reasoned analysis

    • Spuddie

      John George is probably a secret lover of white wine.

  • i have a cure for them…..shoot em! there perverts and should be treated that way. no? what do you think of but buddies? what do you think, in women, crotch crawlers? perverts? dam right! john george columbus ohio

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