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God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence.

God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence Michael Cobb (New York University Press, 2006, 208pp)

Cobb uses the case of Mathew Shepard's gruesome murder as an entry point into an exploration of how right-wing zealots such as Rev. Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist have co-opted religious sentiment to justify intolerance, hatred and violence against gay and lesbian people in America. In a unique analysis, he also shows that religious narratives have been central to queer expression and activism as a form of counter-protest against those who have sought to victimize and subjugate gays and lesbians.
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Date:Dec 22, 2006
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