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How the Religious Right Shaped Lesbian and Gay Activism

How the Religious Right Shaped Lesbian and Gay Activism Religious Right on the national agenda now activists have spent decades fighting for their platform seeing themselves as David against the religious right s Goliath At the same time the religious r

  • Title: How the Religious Right Shaped Lesbian and Gay Activism
  • Author: Tina Fetner
  • ISBN: 9780816649181
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Religious Right on the national agenda now, activists have spent decades fighting for their platform, seeing themselves as David against the religious right s Goliath At the same time, the religious right has continuously and effectively countered the endeavors of lesbian and gay activists, working to repeal many of the laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orieReligious Right on the national agenda now, activists have spent decades fighting for their platform, seeing themselves as David against the religious right s Goliath At the same time, the religious right has continuously and effectively countered the endeavors of lesbian and gay activists, working to repeal many of the laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and to advance a constitutional amendment protecting marriage.In this accessible and grounded work, Tina Fetner uncovers a remarkably complex relationship between the two movements one that transcends political rivalry Fetner shows how gay activists and the religious right have established in effect a symbiotic relationship in which each side significantly affects the development of its counterpart As lesbian and gay activists demand an end to prejudice, inclusion in marriage, the right to serve in the military, and full citizenship regardless of sexual orientation, the religious right has responded with antigay planks in Republican party platforms and the blocking of social and political change efforts Fetner examines how the lesbian and gay movement reacts to opposition by changing rhetoric, tone, and tactics and reveals how this connection has influenced and made successful the evolution of gay activism in the United States.About the Author Tina Fetner is assistant professor of sociology at McMaster University

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    1. While leftists and gay rights activists occasionally discuss the notion that left wing battles, and particularly GLBTQ struggles, are too influenced by the religious right, the complaint is always frustrated and dismissive, never a serious consideration. Tina Fetner approaches the notion differently, addressing how the influence of religious right was, in fact, invaluable in shaping, and in rendering more powerful, the lesbian and gay movement. (Both “religious right” and “lesbian and gay [...]

    2. Although the premise of this book is promising, the actual delivery leaves much to be desired. Fetner chooses epigraphs, and makes the occasional enticing claim, that seems to promise new and useful insights into the workings of both the religious right and the LG(BT) movement. But almost always, she quickly abandons those insights to focus on what seems to be the most superficial facets of each movement. For instance, instead of an in-depth analysis of the way Anita Bryant altered the rhetoric [...]

    3. I got about halfway through this last night while sitting, drunk, in a law library. I applied for a membership to said library so I can finish it, and with the bureaucracy of the law library's university that may take a while, but what I gathered from the first half of the book was a great deal of information written in a very dry, academic voice. However, as this is an academic work, and not a novel or a piece of creative non-fiction, I rated it based on content rather than style. Not light rea [...]

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