Homosexuality

Homosexuality is seen as the complete antithesis of all that is traditional or natural, with the homosexual “lifestyle” and such “behaviours” supposedly making a mockery of fundamental, sacred biblical teachings. Anti-gay activism largely focuses on the otherness of homosexuality to protest against the increasing recognition for the LGBT community. Depicting homosexual “behaviours” and the “homosexual lifestyle” ‘as only about deviant and immoral sexual behavior’ enables the maintenance of homosexuality as ‘always wrong’ (Loftus in Micele 601). Herman concurs with this idea, whereby homosexuals ‘are placed among “evil people” (…) propagating a cosmology constructing homosexuality as one element in a semiotic chain signifying “moral decline”’ (in Adam 264).

Homophobia and the American Jeremiad

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