By Robert Mann
As someone observed on Twitter Saturday night, “if you poke at hate enough with a stick, the hate will eventually pour out.” That is exactly what I had done earlier in the day after Bryan Fischer, host of a national radio show for the American Family Association, tweeted the following:
Fischer, you may recall, is a former senior executive of the American Family Association, the group that Gov. Bobby Jindal recruited last month to sponsor his controversial prayer rally at LSU. The Southern Poverty Law Center considers the AFA a hate group. Last month, Fischer’s execrable statements about gays became such an embarrassment, the group sacked him.
Jindal, however, has never denounced Fischer or the AFA and its hate speech. And, curiously, Fischer’s hateful attacks on gays were not loathsome enough to cost him his AFA-sponsored radio show.
So, when I saw Fischer’s tweet, I decided to poke him and see what might happen:
What followed was a remarkable exchange which surprised me, but which also proved my Twitter friend correct. If you poke at the hate, the hate will eventually pour out.
Read the entire exchange with Fischer at this link.