God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence.
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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