American Family Association: Don’t Punish America For Trump’s “Despicable” Adultery With A Porn Star [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch:

Fischer said that while Trump’s behavior was “reprehensible” and “despicable,” it doesn’t really matter because Trump is still the president and therefore it doesn’t make much sense to “punish America” by removing him from office when he is championing the public policy issues that the Religious Right cares about.

“Regardless of what I think about what Donald Trump did, he is still our president,” Fischer said. “He is still going to be the president today, he is going to be the president tomorrow. He is not going to be impeached over this thing, he is not going to be removed from office, so we can weep and wail and gnash our teeth—kind of like we did with Bill Clinton—but it didn’t make any difference. Bill Clinton kept right on being president.”

  • RGG

    #winning

  • 2patricius2

    Don’t punish America with Trump.

  • lymis

    So, don’t impeach a sitting president for sexual impropriety. No, that’s NOT what “you” did with Bill Clinton.

    But I agree. Don’t impeach Trump over a consensual affair with a porn star.

    But that has nothing to do with colluding with a foreign government to steal an election, obstructing justice, lying to the American public about it, or any of the myriad illegitimate things he’s done to intentionally damage our democracy. Or, as it appears with the payoff of the porn star, violating election laws.

    Oh, and the next time a Democrat is in office, stay out of their personal life, too.

    • 🐾vorpal🐾

      The only thing that pisses me off about (adult, consensual) sex scandals with politicians is the hypocrisy of those politicians and their supporters.

      I couldn’t care less who my politicians are getting it on with, provided they don’t try to force their “values” on me.

      • David Walker

        What fun is that?

      • Uncle Mark

        Mel Brooks used to talk about the importance of a President screwing around, else he’s screwing the country

        • thatotherjean

          Clearly, this one can multi-task, if the rumors about Hope Hicks are true.

  • Tawreos

    After 8 years of you questioning everything that Obama did it is a little late to be saying Trump is the president so we have to deal with that.

    • Gustav2

      We are always supposed to be polite to the white guy.

      • 🐾vorpal🐾

        Since when has orange been considered a shade of white?

        • David Walker

          Since he was sent here by god to do god’s work. Apparently destroying the United States is god’s work, but he’s just too lazy to do it himself. He’s finally got “delegation of duties” down pretty well. And he won’t have to send a flood or swarms of locusts to destroy the world since his anointed has the big red button.

    • David Walker

      That’s because President Obama and the First Lady were above moral reproach, no matter what the definition of the day may have been. No that they have a president they must apologize for or tap dance around, they have to sound all “god forgives the sins of the sinner” like. And so the wish president shithole well. What surprises me is that the first tart doesn’t come up in their excuses. Wonder why that is.

      • Uncle Mark

        A dubious, Republican friend of mine, who lives in the bowels of Iowa, had posted in his facebook page about how Melanoma “would finally bring back class to the White House.” I couldn’t help, but add those “classy” nude photos to the discussion to his “reinforce” his point. He told me that he was suddenly “unfriended” by a number of family members after my retort.

        • Octoberfurst

          Reality bites. 🙂

  • Bad Tom

    Trump might not keep “right on being our President”.

    Bill Clinton was impeached, but ACQUITTED AT TRIAL. Y’all never mention that, do you, Bryan Fischer?

    If Trump is impeached, he might well go down in history as the first President REMOVED BY IMPEACHMENT. That will be so fucking awesome!

    BTW, Bryan, you’re looking old and tired. Good.

    • Tawreos

      Not old or tired enough for my taste

  • M Jackson

    Bryan didn’t eat his Wheaties this morning. SAD!

  • mikeinftl

    So would these good Christians bend over backwards if Trump had been with a male porn star?

    • Boreal

      Since he is a republican, yes.

  • DaddyRay

    “championing the public policy issues that the Religious Right cares about”

    Like appointing an adulteress to be the Ambassador to the Vatican?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bdfda9ea91a13db7020e68a87a814001a00cb7c99d4b10c86344e9a047bcaa4d.jpg

  • safari

    I’m not hearing teeth gnashing.

  • Barry William Teske

    Why doesn’t he let the people…oh right, grifter.

  • Michael R

    The opposite of what he says is true .

  • Boreal
  • jimbo65

    THOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY. How much plainer can that be?

    • Frostbite

      along with lie, steal, murder..

    • Barry William Teske

      A plain brown envelope…?

    • penpal

      It’s right in the fucking 10 commandments they’re always trying to prop up in front of government buildings. Christian supremacists only care about power, not about consistency.

    • Craig Howell

      Obviously, the deplorables are following the Alt-Commandments.

  • Rex

    Yes, he’s still the president – duh.
    Isn’t going to stop us from giving him, and you, the same type of shit you gave Obama for eight years.
    And, I wouldn’t be so sure about all those “he’s not going to” statements.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    They just can’t help themselves today can they.

  • Lars Littlefield

    The smugness of christians never fails.

  • Bluto

    Grant President Obama sainthood too & then maybe I’ll listen to your horseshit.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/58b32baa39fa66242a9c5f50f7fdfcd1eace8541ef2c9ac8adc29eb6a1d8b5c0.jpg

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Silly, Protestants can’t grant sainthood. Only the Orthodox, Coptics, Maronites and Catholics can do that. Just the really old variants of christianity.

      Oh, and teh gayz, Teh gayz can grant sainthood too.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d9e36f0dc11e7689769cb4e1228e85552846dc62c91db7a15c9fdfb7badc0967.jpg

      • Uncle Mark

        And they demand offerings of cheesecake

    • Uncle Mark

      He will be always be something of a saint to me. The man tried to make peace with blatant foes…reaching out to Republicans, who would demonize him. He’s tried to do what was right to help all Americans…even now. He would inspire us with words of hope and grace, even during these dark days. His life is very much an example for Americans, and yet too many in this country have sought to crucify him.

      • Craig Howell

        Prophets Without Honor, in search of profits without honor.

      • Bluto

        Here, here!

  • JoeMyGod
    • The_Wretched

      Tax the churches. If they are going to roll in the political mud, I don’t want my tax dollars to pay for them.

      • Dayglo

        Tax ‘em all.

      • Chucktech

        Well………….

        I don’t want my tax dollars to pay for them, mud rolling or otherwise. But, hey, that’s just part of the undue entitlement and privilege that the superstition of religion enjoys in this country.

    • Hank
      • bkmn

        Meanwhile their integrity meter is bottoming out bigly.

    • another_steve

      Trump acknowledged the amorality of his supporters early on in his run for the presidency.

      “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

      • skyweaver

        It’s the only part of Trump that seems to function quite well – his ability to knows his crowd with exceptional ability. He knows exactly what to say and when to say it. He knows how to dog whistle to them and he knows how to rile them up

        • Octoberfurst

          True, but you gotta realize that his supporters are some of the dumbest people on earth so tricking them into voting for him ain’t that hard.

        • another_steve

          Great point. Experts in the field of public communication have noted it too.

          He has an uncanny ability to read the mood of a crowd and throw them the red meat they need/desire.

          • skyweaver

            I think, and this is about the only relatively supportive thing I will ever say about Trump, that this is common in people whose parents were psychologically abusive. Trump’s dad seems to fit this bill

    • 🐾vorpal🐾

      IIRC, all the ones listed are Evangelicals.
      No surprise there.

    • David Walker

      It strikes me as a “faith” thing. They have absolute faith that no matter what the fucking moron does that might seem contradictory to their deeply held religious beliefs, he will sign a law granting them what they think is “religious freedom.” And who knows…maybe he will. And that’s when the fun begins. Careful what you wish for, jesusfuckers.

    • Chucktech

      Gain the world and lose your soul. Hey, it’s really not such a big deal anymore…

    • Ninja0980

      Are you saying they’re all hypocrites?

    • Todd20036

      One of the few good things Trump has done was laid bare the hypocrisy of the RWNJs for all to see.

      They have no morality, they only care about money and power.

      Yes, we all knew this, but now even the apathetic masses admit that given the fact that Bill Clinton was impeached for infidelity, but Trump gets a pass for rape. the religious right are the least religious of all.

    • JCF

      -ist, Joe.

  • Charlie 2001

    Perhaps this isn’t too off topic. 538 has an article on the decline of Evangelical Christianity. It seems their stance on same sex marriage is a big reason for the decline. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/are-white-evangelicals-sacrificing-the-future-in-search-of-the-past/

    “Other research also suggests that one of the prime motivators for leaving a religion is belief incompatibility. A 2016 PRRI study found that the most common reason people give up on their childhood faith is that they no longer believe in its teachings. wenty-nine percent of Americans who have left their formative religion explicitly mention negative teachings about gay and lesbian people as a proximate cause for their disaffiliation.

    • Tawreos

      Which is why most of them mention abortion and not gay marriage. Most of them know they lost on that issue but abortion still pulls on the heart and purse strings of their gullible followers.

      • JP

        The marriage thing is lost because they can’t roll out the sky is going to fall nonsense anymore.

    • Gustav2

      The Christian Nation is merely cultural, growing up they were called C&E Christians (Christmas and Easter) now they don’t go at Christmas. Add to your reading this count of Americans who actually go to church.

      https://churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/139575-7-startling-facts-an-up-close-look-at-church-attendance-in-america.html

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Follow the bible, Bryan. Adultery is punishable by death, in the old and new testaments.

    • Tawreos

      But they like adultery.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        It’s not adultery if she was only 14.

  • The_Wretched

    ““Regardless of what I think about what Donald Trump did, he is still our president,””

    They never said the same for Obama or Clinton. It was 100% secular political partisanship.

    Far too many of these preacher types are in public gaming the system. If they want to keep special protections for they need to stop that. Why should everyone else support their biased and hateful worldview?

    And to the relevant NALTs , if you don’t like this, then find a way to get the ‘good’ christians to stop the ‘bad’ ones.

  • madknits

    So their morals are the tidal kind: they come and go.

    • Boreal

      Tides come in, tides go out. You can’t explain that.

      • Barry William Teske

        Fortunes can…

    • JP

      Much like their belief system.

  • Christopher

    Hypocrisy, thy name is Religion.

  • ceeenbee

    “. . . so we can weep and wail and gnash our teeth . . .”

    fischer hadn’t stopped weeping, wailing and teeth gnashing in 20 years. It must be miserable being that miserable.

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      He’s only miserable on camera, or while in front of an audience.

      His Green Room is made from real greenbacks.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Hmmm. It seems like Bryan is afraid that could really happen.

    If AFA’s audience were to turn on Trump (essentially, low-education white evangelicals) that would be the bulk of the thirty-something percent that still approves of Trump. If Trump is left with just the greedy millionaires, billionaires and wannabes, his approval rating would be about 4%.

    • Tawreos

      May all of Bryan’s deepest fears come to pass.

    • David Walker

      Probably most greedy millionaires, billionaires, and wannabes are in his audience now. The money would decline precipitously. May I watch?

    • Chucktech

      Low-education white evangelicals are Trump’s rock-solid deplorable base. They aren’t going anywhere.

  • Bambino

    So the time has come for the Christians to come out as racists, sexual perverts and all things immoral. Why not rebrand into something else? The Doomsday Cult?

    • Boreal

      They already were the doomsday cult for at least 2000 years.

    • Uncle Mark

      “Hypocrites” works for me…although calling them “Pharisees” seems accurate, while inspiring a more inflammatory reaction from them

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        They don’t know who or what the Pharisees are. If they tried to think about them, they’d probably think ‘Palestinian’ instead.

        • Uncle Mark

          Actually, I’ve pissed off a few self-righteous Baptists by pointing out their hypocrisy by calling them Pharisees. They had a meltdown over the audacity of a “heathen” liberal labelling them as such. (They so hate it when we use their bible against them, as they assume we know nothing in there.)

          • Karl Dubhe 2

            You’ve met more ‘bible-literate’ fundies than I have. 🙂

            The ones I meet seem not to know much about their religion.

          • Uncle Mark

            The ones I’ve dealt with knew a few passages. They hate when an outsider knows their sacred tome better than they do…and beats them up with it. One of them actually tried to convince me that ‘Jesus wants us to have guns,’ despite guns not existing for 1500 years, and their Messiah’s warning that “all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.”

  • Uncle Mark

    What’s really nauseating about these Christianistas, besides their blatant hypocrisy, is the fact that they think the adultery is the only “reprehensible” and “despicable” thing about Trump. They are willfully blind to all the other deplorable things…the incessant lying, racism, greed, blatant corruption, emoluments, foreign collusion, pettiness, mean-spiritedness, vanity, incompetence, and tyrannical behavior.

    Clearly, these puritanical nutjobs, being obsessed with sex, feel the need to address and forgive this transgression to calm their followers, while most of us in the real world would feel that this issue is something to be addressed within the marriage.

    It makes me wonder when Mueller lays out all those other reprehensible and despicable sins and treasons against US law and its citizens, whether it will matter at all to these sex-obsessed sheep?

    • Reality.Bites

      They’re not blind to them at all. Those are the reasons they support him

    • Chucktech

      It makes me wonder when Mueller lays out all those other reprehensible and despicable sins and treasons against US law and its citizens, whether it will matter at all to these sex-obsessed sheep?

      It only has to matter to the traitors in Congress. That’s for whom it will not matter. The sheep may go straight to the devil.

  • bkmn
    • Jamie_Johnson

      Really, a downvote for this? Explain yourself, downvoter: what is it about this truth that brought you to click the downvote arrow?

      • bkmn

        WTF are you talking about?

  • Sam_Handwich
  • SoCalGal20

    Ugh these guys are just a bunch of grifters and hypocrites. All they care about is people giving them money.

    • Makoto

      Hey now, they’re also big fans of making people feel bad, and keeping others from having equal rights.

      But mostly money, yeah.

      • SoCalGal20

        I think that all ties into making more tbh, but yeah.

        • Makoto

          Oh, agreed for sure. Very similar reason to why they can never ‘win’ the abortion fight – they need it to hover over everything, eroding away rights but never quite being complete, so they can keep raising money off of it. If they ever got Roe v Wade reversed, they’d lose a major revenue stream from their flock.

    • HomerTh

      And having sex with children.

  • fuow

    So, religious ‘family’ values only apply when they can be used to hurt gays and transgender/intersex people?

    • Reality.Bites

      No, straight Democrats too. Let’s face it they did Everything they could to remove Clinton

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    Dude, Brian… Can we talk?

    You, and evangelical hypocrites like you, punished America by voting for the Shitgibbon, instead of a woman.

    If your god exists he’s going to damn you and your ilk for this bullshit. The rest of the world already does hold you and your ‘friends’ in utter contempt, as do many of your countrymen.

    If Washington was the first in the hearts of your countrymen, Trump will be the last wipe of your nation’s ass.

  • -M-

    He’s not going to be removed over adultery Lying Bryan, he’s going to be removed for betraying the country and violating his legal obligation to protect the rights of its citizens.

  • JWC

    Bryan Fischer just FUCK OFF

  • The Milkman

    I don’t want him removed because he banged a porn star. I want him removed for lying about it and for corruption. Just like Bill Clinton, it wasn’t the liaison that was the issue, it was the cover-up.

  • thatotherjean

    If God really had it in for America, he could hardly have done better than to sic Donald Trump and his band of idiots on us. They will certainly cure any pretense of American exceptionalism, honor, decency, or leadership we might have had before. It will all be gone by the time they’re out of office.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Would you be saying the very same thing if Obama had committed adultery, you hypocrite?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Their mendacity knows no bounds….it’s surreal.

  • Winky

    So say nutbag trump starts left leaning or become vocal for gay right. Will he still say he does not care and that trump is still the president?

  • teedofftaxpayer

    The whole “Christian agenda” is pure bullshit. It’s about a group of con-men (like the current President) whose only goal is to make themselves rich off from bullshit.

  • Pip

    “We know he’s a morally bankrupt man. I mean, aren’t we all? But he’s making sure to push our agendas, so we’ll continue to praise him, support him, and excuse his reprehensible behaviors and words.”

    There, I fixed it.

  • Dom Saunders

    The blatant hypocrisy is real. How much is anyone willing to bet that Obama would get a damn “mulligan” if he pulled the same stunt? Really? If any liberal president were running around behind their wives sleeping with porn stars, America would be going to all kinds of hell in a handbasket, but if Trump does it, we shouldn’t punish America for it. Except, it’s okay for them to punish America for things like progressing human rights, keeping families of immigrants together, treating women like humans as opposed to walking breeding machines, you know, all the right things?

  • twinkie223
  • Gianni

    Maybe, just maybe, God will punish America for the sins that the President commits? We, the citizens, seem to collect it from God for any and everything that others do, don’t we? Why should this time be different? After all, he is our President, he represents us, doesn’t he?

  • bruno jr.

    fuck u you fascist fascist homophobic son of a hitch bastard