The Moral Liberal is pleased to announce that Bryan Fischer, director of Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy at the American Family Association has agreed to join our staff as a contributing editor.
A prolific writer, Bryan has an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Stanford University, and a graduate degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He served on the staff of Cole Community Church in Boise, where he founded the Cole Center for Biblical Studies and served as its director for 13 years. He then founded Community Church of the Valley, where he served as senior pastor for 12 years. Prior to joining the leadership team at American Family Association, Bryan served as Executive Director of the Idaho Values Alliance which was the state affiliate of the AFA.
In 2004, he co-founded the Keep the Commandments Coalition in an effort to protect the Ten Commandments monument in Julia Davis Park in Boise. After the monument was removed, he spearheaded the initiative drive which collected 19,000 signatures to give citizens in Boise the opportunity to vote on a new Ten Commandments display for the park.
Bryan served as the chaplain of the Idaho State Senate in 2001, and served the Boise community from 2000-2005 as a commissioner with the Boise Parks and Recreation Department.
He received the “Friend of Life” award from Idaho Chooses Life in 2003, and the “Christian Statesman” award from the Biblical Worldview Learning Center in 2005. He was recognized by the Ridenbaugh Press as one of the top 25 “Influencers” in Idaho in 2005, and one of the top 25 conservatives in Idaho by Idahoans for Tax Reform.
Bryan has been married to his bride, Debbie, for 32 years, and they have lived in Idaho since 1980. They have two grown children, Jana and J.D. Jana is a graduate of Willamette University (in literature, music, and philosophy), while J.D. is a graduate of Whitman College where he majored in molecular biology and played baseball. Jana is currently pursuing a doctorate in literature and philosophy at Purdue University, and J.D. is working as research scientist at the University of Washington (biography courtesy of American Family Association).
Having worked with Bryan before, as well as being a daily reader of his work at the Idaho Values Alliance, I know our readers at The Moral Liberal will love Bryan’s tireless energy, as well as his solid and faith-filled reasoning on those vital issues of defending marriage, family, religious freedom, and basic moral values. A big welcome to Bryan Fischer!
The Moral Liberal is dedicated to defending the Judeo-Christian ethic, limited government, and the American Constitution. Bryan Fischer is but the latest addition to a start-studded cast of contributors headed by former NewsMax.com pundit Steve Farrell.