Sunday, November 05, 2006

Neo-Confederacy in the "Ex-Gay" movement.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (, which does excellent investigations into Neo-Confederacy, has this article about an article that was on the website of the "Ex-Gay" organization NARTH (

The article about NARTH at the SPLC site is here ( )

Quoting from the article:

A prominent member of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) is under fire for publishing an essay in which he argues that Africans were fortunate to have been sold into slavery, and the civil rights movement was "irrational."

"There is another way, or other ways, to look at the race issue in America," writes Gerald Schoenewolf, a member of NARTH's Science Advisory Committee. "Africa at the time of slavery was still primarily a jungle... Life there was savage ... and those brought to America, and other countries, were in many ways better off."

NARTH quickly pulled the article. After all the anti-gay movement is making a major outreach to African American Religious leaders that are homophobic. However, SPLC found it online in google Cache and have the article at this URL.

I bring this up as yet another example of Neo-Confederacy entering the mainstream of conservative organizations.

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