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8/27/07: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence

Reverand Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas picketed Matthew Shepard's funeral.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – The title of Michael Cobb's book on the rhetoric of religious violence may induce a wince or two. It's called God Hates Fags. Still, the words may not be as provocative as the ideas he explores. Cobb gets the title from the ugly language used by some extreme religious organizations. But instead of dismissing that language, Cobb is recommending gay people learn to understand its place in American culture and to actually adapt it for their purposes. (Rebroadcast)

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