Christian conservative Bryan Fischer
has criticized President Barack Obama's response to the loss of over
100 AIDS researchers and activists lost on the Malaysian Airlines
flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine.
As many as 108 of the flight's 298
passengers were bound for the 20th annual International
AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), including Joep Lange, a top researcher.
100 AIDS conference attendees were aboard doomed Malaysian Airlines
“These were men and women who had
dedicated their own lives to saving the lives of others, and they
were taken from us in a senseless act of violence,” Obama said.
“In this world today, we shouldn't forget that in the midst of
conflict and killing, there are people like these. People who are
focused on what can be built, rather than what can be destroyed.
People who are focused on how they can help people they've never met.
People who define themselves not by what makes them different than
other people, but by the humanity that we hold in common.”
The United Stated, Obama added, is
“going to continue to stand for the basic principle that people
have a right to live as they choose, that nations have the right to
determine their own destiny, and that when terrible events like this
occur, the international community stands on the side of justice and
on the side of truth.”
Fischer blasted Obama, telling his
Focal Point radio listeners that the president was using the
tragedy to “advocate for the normalization of sexual deviancy.”
“That's President Obama saying that
the United States is committed to the proposition that people ought
to be allowed to live as they choose,” Fischer said. “Once
again, using this tragedy to advance the normalization, the
legitimization, of homosexuality. … President Obama politicizes
this event to turn it into an opportunity to advocate for the
normalization of sexual deviancy.”
“We know how to stop the HIV/AIDS
epidemic: Persuade men not to have sex with men.”
the entire segment at AFA.)