Right-wing moral panic over ‘grooming’ has stirred up age-old homophobia and conspiratorial thinking, targeting liberals and the LGBTQ+ community. This rhetoric, reminiscent of the Satanic Panic, has gone mainstream, with implications for real-world violence and the marginalization of already vulnerable populations.
Violent right-wing extremism has seen an alarming rise, with groups increasingly exploiting religious beliefs and symbolism to justify their actions. This article explores this concerning phenomenon, spotlighting various groups and ideologies that twist faith into a driving force for violence and criminal activity.
The global landscape is facing a concerning rise in ultraconservative networks aiming to undermine democracy and human rights, particularly focusing on sexual and reproductive health, LGBTQ rights, and religious freedom. Bolstered by wealthy backers and political connections, these groups are exploiting religious narratives to justify violence and discrimination, thereby posing a significant threat to the safety and rights of marginalized communities.
Amid growing threats from far-right extremist groups, the LGBTQ+ community remains resilient in the face of adversity. The increasing incidents of targeted violence from white supremacist groups fuel a critical fight for inclusivity and equality. As our society stands on the precipice of change, our collective response to these threats will define our commitment to diversity and human rights.