Sin, Sex, and Democracy: Antigay Rhetoric and the Christian Right

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State University of New York Press, 2008 M04 17 - 221 páginas
While the Christian Right has spearheaded a variety of antigay projects over the past fifteen years, including interventions in public schools, antigay-rights initiatives, and support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, observers of the institutionalized Christian Right have also noted a softening of antigay public rhetoric. Sin, Sex, and Democracy analyzes these two ostensibly conflicting phenomena. Examining Christian witnessing tracts, the ex-gay movement, and recent linkages between gays and terrorists, Cynthia Burack argues that as the Christian Right has become a more sophisticated interest group, leaders have become adept at tailoring different messages for mainstream audiences and for the internal pedagogical processes of Christian conservatives. Understanding the rhetoric and the theological convictions that lie behind them, Burack claims, is essential to better understand how American politics work and how to effectively respond to exclusionary forms of political thought and practice.

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1 Speaking Right
1
2 The Nightmare of Homosexuality
33
3 Origin Storieswith Jyl J Josephson
67
4 Getting What We Deserve
101
Another Gay Agenda
135
Notes
143
Index
177
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Página 67 - For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Página 1 - If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Página 173 - When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: 12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.
Página 135 - The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Página 33 - Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou ; and when the Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee ; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them ; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them...
Página xiii - The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face ; they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
Página 101 - Shall I not visit for these things ? saith the Lord : shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
Página 4 - The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians.
Página 19 - Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
Página 126 - Whenever, in short, there is a definite damage, or a definite risk of damage, either to an individual or to the public, the case is taken out of the province of liberty, and placed in that of morality or law.

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Cynthia Burack is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at the Ohio State University. She is the author of Healing Identities: Black Feminist Thought and the Politics of Groups and coeditor (with Jyl J. Josephson) of Fundamental Differences: Feminists Talk Back to Social Conservatives.

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