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YouTube To Promote Video From Ministry That Compared Gay Sex To "Domestic Terrorism," Says AFA Head

Will Google's subsidiary YouTube feature on its front page a video from one of the most virulently bigoted, reactionary, anti-gay and anti-Muslim major evangelical Christian ministries in America, whose spokesperson Bryan Fischer has recently compared gay sex to "domestic terrorism"?

According to Donald Wildmon of the American Family Association, YouTube will. The AFA has long pushed the bounds of acceptability but during the Obama Administration the $14 million dollar a year ministry has gone over the edge. In Spring of 2009, the AFA promoted Bryan Fischer to head its daily radio program who, as covered by Kyle Mantyla of People For The American Way, has over the past year on the AFA radio show,

  • Called for a whale at Sea World which had killed its trainer to be stoned to death in accord with Biblical scripture

  • Praised the Old Testament figure of Pinehas, who speared a man and woman because the tribe of Israel had begun worshiping Gods other than Jehovah.

  • Declared "that Adolf Hitler was gay and that he surrounded himself with gay soldiers because only gays were willing to be savage and brutal enough to carry out his agenda" (see below for video of Fischer making those claims.)

  • Called for Muslims to be barred from serving in the US military.

  • Claimed that inbreeding has caused Muslims to become stupid and violent.

Yesterday Wildmon, head of the American Family Association, sent out "An unusual request" asking AFA supporters to watch an AFA-commissioned video of musician Eric Horner, shown in the video singing his song "In God We Trust" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. According to Wildmon,

YouTube has told us that if we can get 20,000 people to watch the video, they will feature it on their front page.  That means that the tens of millions of people who visit YouTube's website each day will be offered the opportunity to watch the video - a video with a Christian message!

The Youtube video now shows over 60,000 views, so if Wildmon is correct his American Family Association will get a whopping advertising boost as "tens of millions" are exposed to a soft-pedaled introduction to the AFA's brand of hate-speech, a music video commissioned by the AFA featuring musician Eric Horner.    

Horner's "In God We Trust" music video is loaded with such memes as this; as a husband and wife embrace, Horner sings, "there are those in this world who have taken a pledge to destroy what the Father has raised." Accompanied by video footage of a happy white heterosexual family seated at the dinner table, it's a clear suggestion that evil hordes beset what the AFA presents as a normative, wholesome America increasingly under siege.

Over and over Horner croons out "He's the author of our liberty. Together we stand, united as one, on the Rock of Ages, as our fathers have done" - That's a softcore allusion to Christian nationalist historical revisionism which claims America was originally founded as a Christian nation.

[video, below: on the American Family Association radio show, Bryan Fischer claims that Hitler and top Nazi leaders were gay]