February 27, 2019

Demonizing Gay Persons: An Overused Playbook (Part 2)

"Alt-right" Christians current demonization of gay people by referring to them as "homo predators," "homo mob," "enemies of Christ," etc., is not a new tactic. The sick fanatics of Nazi Germany might have been some of the best propagandists in recent history, demonizing and dehumanizing those they wanted to eliminate from Germany. Those they sought to purge, such as Jewish persons, the mentally disabled and homosexuals (among others) found themselves at the receiving end of tactics intended to instill fear, anger, disgust, even hatred toward them. We compare these methods with tactics being employed by some conservative Christians, as well as governments and groups worldwide, that target gay persons.  

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