American Family Association: No Immigration Reform For Catholics

July 23, 2010 2:27 pm ET — Walid Zafar

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis over at the Mississippi-based American Family Association and plagiarist extraordinaire has promoted some downright antiquated (stoning whales), insane ("gay sex = domestic terrorism") and hateful (deport all Muslims) views.  It should come as no surprise, then, that Fischer wouldn't be reasonable when discussing immigration.

In a post today, Fischer, a fierce foe of illegal immigration and an equally forceful opponent of any sort of comprehensive reform, takes issue with evangelical leader Richard Land's contention that conservatives should support reform because latinos are pro-family. According to Fischer, however, Catholics shouldn't qualify because they insufficiently pro-family.

Richard Land, in arguing for a guaranteed path to citizenship for illegal aliens already in the country, repeatedly stresses how pro-family the Hispanic community is, and assures us they will be the natural allies of the conservative movement.

Not so fast. According to the Christian Post, 57% of Latino Catholics in California support homosexual marriage. Let's not forget that Latinos make up 36.6 percent of California's population.

The good news, if you happen to be an evangelical, is that just 22 percent of Latino Protestants support gay marriage.

If getting pro-family illegals legalized is the goal, perhaps Dr. Land can be persuaded to amend his recommendation and give preference to Protestant illegal aliens.

Also, the illegitimacy rate among Hispanic women is over 50%. I'm not sure pro-family values are as strong in the Hispanic community as Dr. Land wants to believe.