Category Archives: Propaganda

A Fundamentalist Responds to “What is Homophobia?”

My brother Noel is a fundamentalist.  He’s responded to some of my posts in the past, and the “What is Homophobia–Really?” post piqued his interest. I’m publishing most of his reply here, and will respond section by section. What is Homophobia? Homophobia is … Continue reading

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What is Homophobia — Really?

A blogger in the U.K recently published a post titled, Is There a Cure for Homophobia?  I’ve given a lot of thought to heated anti-gay rhetoric, to what many call “homophobia.” My wife and I have wondered aloud, and often, “Where does all that heat come … Continue reading

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About Christians, Bigotry, and Homosexual Marriage: Dear Sheree

I received a comment from a reader named Sheree on Sunday.  She discusses some important topics, and I want to give her as full a reply as possible. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading

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The Success of James Dobson’s Call for “Moral Outrage”

James Dobson’s call for “Moral Outrage” In his newsletter, “Homosexuals in Hollywood,” Dr. James Dobson lamented “the lack of moral outrage” among politicians and pastors in response to society’s increasing acceptance of gays and lesbians.  He attributed the alleged cowardice of church … Continue reading

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Astonishing Parallels: Nazi Rhetoric and James Dobson

I have been deeply concerned about the inflammatory rhetoric about the civil rights of gays and lesbians.  As an example, I was deeply disturbed by the rhetoric of Dr. James Dobson earlier this year when he gave his imprimatur for then-presidential … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Civilization: Dobson, Ley, and Goebbels

I have been astonished by the striking similarities between Nazi propaganda and the rhetoric of Dr. James Dobson.  Several years ago I found a website, the German Propaganda Archive, where Professor Randall Bytwerk of Calvin College publishes his translations of Nazi and … Continue reading

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“It’s the ‘Homosexual Lifestyle’ We Hate”

One of my FB friends objected to the title of my last post, “One Anti-Homosexual United Methodist Pastor,” saying that disagreeing with people’s lifestyle doesn’t mean you are against them personally. Politically charged headline–divisive and untrue. Because someone doesn’t agree … Continue reading

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The Stonewall Uprising and the Evangelical Right: 1969 to 1984

The contemporary gay rights movement began forty-two years ago in Greenwich Village with the watershed event know as the Stonewall Uprising (1969). The spontaneous Stonewall refusal to accept society’s unrelenting harassment and humiliation of gays and lesbians opened a new chapter in the U.S. Civil … Continue reading

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