The United States of Amnesia:

Remember Eric Rudolph, The Christian Fascist LGBT Nightclub Bomber?

June 20, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper |


From a reader:

Reading most of the media coverage of the Orlando massacre, you’d think Islamic fundamentalists have a lock on deadly attacks on LGBT people. But in February 1997, another violent defender of patriarchy, the Christian fascist Eric Rudolph, bombed the Otherside Lounge, a lesbian club in Atlanta. In his own words: “The attack itself was meant to send a powerful message in protest of Washington’s continued tolerance and support for the homosexual political agenda.... Whether it is gay marriage, homosexual adoption, hate crimes laws including gays, or the attempt to introduce a homosexual normalizing curriculum into our schools, all of these efforts should be ruthlessly opposed. The existence of our culture depends upon it.”

Rudolph was thorough in his defense of patriarchy, or as he called it, “our culture.” In 1996, during the summer Olympics, he set off two bombs at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, killing two people and injuring more than 100—and ranted against the government’s “abominable sanctioning of abortion on demand.” In 1997, just before he bombed the Otherside, he set off a bomb at an abortion clinic in Sandy Springs, an Atlanta suburb. In 1998, he bombed a Birmingham abortion clinic, killing one person and maiming another.



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