Fischer, who is Director of Issues Analysis for the ultra-right-wing conservative American Family Association (AFA) sent out a series of tweets
Wednesday saying "we need an Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households."
The next day, he continued his Twitter campaign, suggesting courts that recognize joint custody in same-sex family cases, amounts to "judicial kidnapping." Fischer points to the case of a Vermont woman who ran to Nicaragua with her daughter to avoid court-ordered visitation for her lesbian ex-partner.
The Chicago Tribune
reports one of the 8-year old girl's mothers, Lisa Miller, took her daughter to Central America in 2009 after denouncing homosexuality and losing a series of family court battles in Vermont with her former partner. She was indicted on international kidnapping charges a year later but federal agents haven't been able to find her or her daughter.
Fischer has taken up the case as evidence that the courts aren't willing to protect children and went on the air for his radio show on American Family Radio, making unsubstantiated claims about the case.
In November 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center
declared the American Family Association a hate group for its "propagation of known falsehoods and demonizing propaganda," citing Fischer's anti-gay comments as an example.