Some conservative Catholic groups and individuals are using language seemingly as a weapon to stir up their supporters (and others) into a frenzy of fear, anger, even hatred of the "other." They use language like, "Homo Mob," "Homo Heretics," "Anti-Life," "Enemies of Christ," "Purveyors of Perversion." Language means something. It has stirred groups to violence, even to committing mass atrocities. The common denominator? Demonization, and thus, de-humanization of the other. Some gay persons have already suffered, possibly as a result of these groups and individuals. We talk about this problem in this two-part series.
February 19, 2019