Quick Hit: African-American women “rut like rabbits”

Right winger Bryan Fischer argues that a social safety net encourages black women to “rut like rabbits.” Yep, seriously. Here’s a bit more of his unusual logic:

Welfare has destroyed the African-American family by telling young black women that husbands and fathers are unnecessary and obsolete. Welfare has subsidized illegitimacy by offering financial rewards to women who have more children out of wedlock. We have incentivized fornication rather than marriage, and it’s no wonder we are now awash in the disastrous social consequences of people who rut like rabbits.

It’s consistently dumbfounding to me that conservative thinkers can come up with all sorts of wild and conniving ways in which women–particularly poor and black–are supposedly doing something as profound and life-changing as creating human life just to make a few extra bucks off the ol’ system. Last time I checked, reproducing was not a great financial investment for mothers. It sort of makes me wonder about these guys’ own motivations for becoming fathers.

Seems that paychecks from the American Family Association encourage old white dudes to spew like racist, sexist snakes. If you’d like to let Fischer know how you feel, why not drop him a tweet (@BryanJFischer)? He follows exactly 0 people, by the way, so he’s sure not to miss your message.

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