A few excerpts involving religious freedom from the alt-Right in the 1950s:
Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch tweeted these oldies but goodies from segregationist pastors in the mid-1950s. Compare and contrast today and yesterday. Substitute today’s “problem” group (gays) for yesterday’s “problem” group (blacks), and, as the Four Tops once said:
“It’s the same old song,
but with a different beat.”
And one of the singers today from the “God told me to hate these people” hymnal is Gov. Trumpfluffer, the Indiana Republican who signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and was rewarded for his effort by being selected to run as vice president on the ticket with Mr. Billionaire Personality Disorder.
Fifty years from now, people will be watching documentaries on the things that are happening today and yelling at their TV screens, “what the hell was wrong with those people?” But 50 years from now, there will be another “segregationist,” “alt-Right” group under another made-up moniker saying “God told me I have to hate this other group,” and using pretty much the same arguments you see at the top of this post.
I have no idea what group they’re going to go after, but it’s definitely going to happen.