Bryan Fischer: Russia’s LGBT crackdown makes Putin a ‘lion of Christianity’

By David Edwards
Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:43 EDT
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Bryan Fischer, the director of Issues Analysis for the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), this week praised Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country’s law criminalizing homosexual “propaganda.”

During his Wednesday radio Focal Point radio show, Fischer noted that Putin condemned “many Euro-Atlantic countries” for “renouncing their roots, including Christian values which underlie Western civilization. That involves the negation of moral principles and any traditional identity, natural, cultural, religious or even sexual.”

“Policies are pursued that put large families and same sex partnerships in the same category, belief in God and belief in Satan.” Fischer quoted Putin as saying, adding that the Russian president believed that political parties backing LGBT rights also have “propaganda of pedophilia as their objective.”

“Which president is the lion of Christianity, the defender of Christian values, the president that’s calling his nation back to embracing its identity as a nation founded on Christian values?” Fischer asked. “Those, ladies and gentlemen, are quotes from Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia.”

The conservative radio host then contrasted Putin with President Barack Obama.

“Just a bizarre day. To ever think we would get to the day that Russia would be more advanced spiritually than the United States,” he opined. “I mean, it’s just staggering to see what is happening to this country.”

Watch this video from AFA’s Focal Point, broadcast Oct. 10, 2013.

(h/t: Right Wing Watch)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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