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Max Counter


In the decades since the 1969 Stonewall riots, the homosexual population of the United States has made tremendous strides in the political, legal, and cultural spheres, and has thus prompted the religious-right to mobilize in order to oppose the continual expansion and acceptance of homosexuality. Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council, and Exodus International are three such religious, conservative organizations which have been instrumental in the anti-gay counter social movement. However, as the actions of radically anti-gay organizations such as the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas have shown, the general population doesn’t view overt homophobia as an accepted social stance.