There are strong elements fo self doubt and self loathing in their perspective that need to be examined - a desperate desire to "belong" and for "acceptance" that should not be overlooked and being told over and over again by very flawed people that they are damned for their own flaws . . . .
In other words, these are people who see themselves as an elite, leftist vanguard that looks down its nose at gays who don't reject America. They aren't Christians, and in fact, hold Christians and other religious people in utter contempt, as demonstrated by their conduct at the church. Their response to disagreement is to confront, disrupt and threaten. BTW, if that sounds familiar, it should. This outfit was formed in Chicago in 2007. Anyone want to bet that they have ties to ACORN?Bash Back! is a network of radical, anti-authoritarian queer projects within the United States. Bash Back! seeks to critique the ideology of mainstream GLBTQ movement, which the group sees as dedicated to obtaining straight privilege by assimilation into the dominant institutions of a heteronormative society. Bash Back! chapters employ direct action to confront capitalism and all interrelated forms of oppression, especially focusing on exposing the gay mainstream and the dangers of gay assimilationism and homonormativity. Bash Back! is noticeably influenced by the anarchist movement and other radical queer groups, such as ACT UP and Gay Shame. Many within the group also draw significant inspiration from events like the Stonewall Riots and the White Night Riots.
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