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Bully Pulpit

posted on June 22, 2012

The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer chronicles the impact Bryan Fischer has had recently on the Republican Party. According to Mayer, Fischer, an evangelical radio talk-show host, is “one of the country’s most vocal opponents of what he calls ‘the homosexual-rights movement.’” When Mitt Romney hired Richard Grenell, an openly gay man, as his national-security spokesman, Fischer went on the attack. Mayer writes, “After other conservative pundits took up Fischer’s cause, Grenell resigned from the Romney campaign,” and the resulting controversy helped make gay rights a defining social issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. 

Read at The New Yorker