How bad is Mix It Up at Lunch Day, a program that encourages school kids to sit next to someone different in the cafeteria? "It's like poisoned Halloween candy. Somebody takes a candy bar, injects it with cyanide." Yikes!
That was the viewpoint of the American Family Associations's Bryan Fischer, who appeared on CNN earlier today to give his conservative group's opinion about the decade-old project of the Southern Poverty Law Center's decade-old program to encourage tolerance in schools. This year, the AFA has been counter-campaigning against the program and has convinced 200 or so schools have canceled the event after general concerns that the SPLC is a "homosexual activist group" and that Mix It Up at Lunch Day is "an entry-level 'diversity' program designed specifically by SPLC to establish the acceptance of homosexuality into public schools." On with CNN's Carol Costello this morning before she ended the interview for his claim that Hitler's Stormtroopers were homosexual, Fischer elaborated on his concerns about the group's objections to lunchtime "diversity": "It's interesting to me they're doing this on October 30, the day before Halloween, and what this program is, it’s like poisoned Halloween candy. Somebody takes a candy bar, injects it with cyanide ... it’s not until you internalize it that you realize how toxic it is."
The rant isn't far off from what Fischer has preached about before, when he said that gays and lesbians shouldn't have kids because they'll molest and rape them, that gays are driven by a "dark, venomous, demonic hatred," and that gays are like the face-eating cannibal in Miami and deserve discrimination. (Those are just some of Fischer's most recent hits.).