Professor: Orlando Shooting Problems come from GOP, Christians

, Spencer Irvine, 1 Comment

Associate professor at SUNY-Buffalo, Jonathan Katz, thinks the terrorism talk is a distraction in the Orlando shooting discussion:

Katz is one of the first in the country to be tenured in gay and lesbian studies and is founder of the Harvey Milk Institute. He says, “This was an American killing Americans because they were queer and that has not been forcefully articulated.”

“The ISIS thing is a distraction and it allows this tragedy to be reconfigured into a political argument against terror instead of looking at the long legacy of anti-gay violence in this country that has itself been stoked and promoted by the Christian right.”