Perfect Enemies: The Religious Right, the Gay Movement, and the Politics of the 1990s - The Religious Right, the Gay Movement and the Politics of the 1990s - Christopher Bull; Chris Bull (1996)
ISBN 0517701987
Genre LGBT Rights, Marriage, Family
Subject Christianity and politics; Gay liberation movement; Gay rights; Homophobia; Homosexuality - Religious aspects; Religious right
Publisher Crown
Publication Date 8/6/1996
Format Hardcover (213 x 137 mm)
Language eng
In Perfect Enemies, Chris Bull and John Gallagher trace the origins and growth of both groups from the seminal year 1969, when the Stonewall Riots ushered in the modern gay rights movement and when Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell embarked on direct political action to bring strict biblical interpretation to bear on public policy. The skillful grassroots organizational efforts of both movements, based on a mutual demonization of each side by the other, resulted in growing political clout that developed under the radar of mainsteam political commentators--and exploded upon the scene in a series of bitter and, to most Americans, bewildering political conflicts.

Bull and Gallagher offer the first comprehensive account of the rhetoric and strategies--often remarkably alike--of both sides, and of how the mutual passion of these perfect enemies is influencing electoral politics from the state houses to the White House.
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LoC Classification HQ76.8.U5G355 1996
Dewey 305.9/0664
Edition 1st ed.
Cover Price $2.99
No. of Pages 300
Includes index.