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Calculated compassion: How the ex-gay movement serves the right’s attack on democracy
By appealing to people’s fear of homosexuality, the Christian right’s ex-gay organizations:
- Manipulate political forces within the Republican party;
- Exploit social pressures to conform to dominant culture; and
- Exploit spiritual conflict among LGBT people.
The partnership between ex-gay organizations and the Christian right represents a serious threat not only to lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people but to democracy and diversity in the United States.
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