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30th Mar '18 11:04:34 PM Chrysostom15
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This is a character who believes that non-heterosexual individuals are bad or 'unnatural' and thus try to suppress any expression that is not male with female. Ranging from physical violence to political hate-mongering in their war against sexual minorities, characters cast in the role of Heteronormative Crusader are - [[YouAreWhatYouHate ironically]] - a diverse lot. They can be anything from specialized MoralGuardians or {{Principles Zealot}}s, to any bloodthirsty mob equipped with {{torches and pitchforks}}. Sometimes it is ideologues from one of the first two groups who use hate-mongering to bring decent people under their influence by turning them into the third group. Might use [[CondescendingCompassion a bad kind of pity]] as one of their primary weapons, trying to impose [[InternalizedCategorism a negative self-image]] on the non-normative characters.

In fiction, the wars on homosexuality and sadomasochism is more and more often played for laughs or as a way of highlighting [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain how unsympathetic the antagonist is]]. (On the other hand, the Heteronormative Crusader might be the ''hero'' - or an antihero at worst - if [[SissyVillain the]] ''[[SissyVillain gays]]'' [[DepravedHomosexual are the villains]].) Such an antagonist is likely to either be a StrawHypocrite, who uses a rival's sexuality as an excuse to attack him, or a hypocrite of the SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny kind. More sympathetic examples will be merely passive-aggressive at worst, and are likely to come across more as dotty than vicious.

TruthInTelevision, but these people are becoming rarer as SocietyMarchesOn.

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This is a character who believes that non-heterosexual non-heterosexually active individuals are bad or 'unnatural' and thus try to suppress portray as unsatisfied, incomplete, or immoral any expression that adult character who chooses an alternative lifestyle. This is both TruthInTelevision and TruthInTelevision Inverted in that, just like active heterosexuals, some people who are celibate, homosexual, or bisexual are satisfied and make good choices, while others make bad choices and/or are not male with female. satisfied. Ranging from miss-understanding and unwelcome advice up to the extremes of bigotry or even physical violence to political hate-mongering in their war against efforts to help or convert people into engaging in heterosexual sexual minorities, activities, characters cast in the role of Heteronormative Crusader are - [[YouAreWhatYouHate ironically]] - a diverse lot. They can be anything from specialized MoralGuardians or {{Principles Zealot}}s, to any bloodthirsty mob equipped with {{torches and pitchforks}}. Sometimes it is ideologues from one of the first two groups who use hate-mongering involves characters making efforts to bring decent people under recruit others to their influence by turning them into the third group. cause. Might use [[CondescendingCompassion a bad kind of pity]] as one of their primary weapons, tools, trying to impose [[InternalizedCategorism a negative self-image]] on the non-normative characters.

characters. For example, portraying same-gender sexual desires as a punishment imposed on someone due to a sin they are presumed by the character to have committed. In most instances the presumed sin is completely illogical or even parody to emphasize the illogical nature of the argument. For example saying a woman is gay because she played with a GI Joe figures, or a man is celibate because he was taught how to do his own laundry. In some cases, the cause of not regularly engaging in heterosexual sex is dramatic sexual experience such as rape. This is often used to explain a character who chooses celibacy, with the hetronormative crusader often trying to fix the broken woman (or man), sometimes with the belief that anyone who isn't an actively engaging in hetrosexual activities is only that way because they were broken (and thus, the argument goes, need fixing).

In some cases, mostly older works of
fiction, non-heterosexual characters are sometimes shown as accusing heterosexuals of being gay as a way to paint the wars homosexual as implicitly believing that homosexuality is wrong and to have given his blessing to the practice of criticizing the sexuality of others (the argument being that one doesn't accuse someone of something that isn't wrong, and that it would be hypocrisy for a gay person to call another gay). This is TruthInTelevision in that some homosexuals in the past would accuse others of being homosexual, but it is becoming increasingly less common for homosexuals to respond to insults with insults as the gay marriage movement educated many homosexuals that it is sometimes possible to themselves convert the hetronormative crusader to accepting their sexual orientation by discussing positive aspects of their relationships. For example, a gay man told that he is in an incomplete relationship since he can not have kids with his partner, may bring up having a son and ask for advice about some aspect of raising the son, and end up in discussions about parenting and relationships that cause the hetronormative crusader to question and even adjust his views over time.

When the gay character responds to insults on his sexuality by talking about his love of his partner, it usually is part of AnAesop where the hetronormative crusader then is portrayed as the NobleBigot who then learns to be more sensitive and gains an understanding of the homosexual character. (The same also happens for bisexual or celibate characters, for example the priest talking about the role of faith in his life.) After a person responds to criticism by talking about their love of their significant other and without offering any criticism or rebuttal argument in response it becomes a situation of KickingTheDog if the hetronormative crusader continues with insults.

Inverted at times when a gay character is made into an almost one-dimensional walking aesop about the importance of tolerance and diversity. Subverted when the character thought to be a hetronormative crusader's actions are misunderstood, for example the parent who disproves strongly and consistently of a gay relationship for her son because she is concerned about his boyfriend's criminal record, not his gender.

In modern fiction, characters crusading against
on homosexuality and sadomasochism is are more and more often played for laughs or as a way of highlighting [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain how unsympathetic the antagonist is]]. (On the other hand, the Heteronormative Crusader might be the ''hero'' hero - or an antihero at worst - if [[SissyVillain the]] ''[[SissyVillain gays]]'' [[DepravedHomosexual are the villains]].) Such an antagonist is likely to sometimes either be a StrawHypocrite, who uses a rival's sexuality as an excuse to attack him, or a hypocrite of the SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny kind. More sympathetic examples will may be merely passive-aggressive at worst, passive-aggressive, and are likely to may come across more as dotty than vicious.

TruthInTelevision, but these characters are increasingly less overtly hostile towards people with minority sexual lifestyles, and gay, bisexual, and celibate lifestyles are becoming rarer increasingly considered as SocietyMarchesOn.
lifestyle choices that are within the norms of modern society in much of the world. Still, even as SocietyMarchesOn in some areas of the world, and with older works, not engaging in regular heterosexual bedroom activities is still frowned upon.

27th Mar '18 5:27:32 PM Snowsky
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3470108/1/Gay-Pride Gay Pride]],'' Zim turns on the TV and sees a program featuring a fundamentalist Christian preacher who declares that homosexuality will destroy the world. Zim, being an alien invader who ''wants'' to destroy the world, immediately decides that he needs to become homosexual. HilarityEnsues.
23rd Feb '18 3:04:55 PM AmuckCricetine
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** Briefly mentioned in the episode "Flaming Moe". Right after Moe is outed as a ''heterosexual'' in his campaign for mayor, his disappointed gay supporters complain that they now have to choose between voting for the phony gay and "[[ArmouredClosetGay a Republican whose record is so anti-gay, he's clearly secretly super gay.]]"
** In another episode, Homer was worried Bart was becoming gay and spent most of the episode trying to keep him straight by forcibly exposing him to "manly" things like hunting and cigarette ads. (The second attempt backfires spectacularly because the ad portrays two panty-clad, pillow-fighting pinup girls, and Bart decides he wants to smoke ''their'' brand.)
** Another episode revolving around gay marriage has Reverend Lovejoy give a very passive-aggressive remark about how he "has no opinion for or against your sinful lifestyle" while explaining why he won't perform gay marriages after the city legalizes them. Homer, sensing money to be made, flips on his usual semi-homophobic attitude and has himself ordained as a minister.

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** Briefly mentioned in the episode "Flaming Moe"."[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E11FlamingMoe Flaming Moe]]". Right after Moe is outed as a ''heterosexual'' in his campaign for mayor, his disappointed gay supporters complain that they now have to choose between voting for the phony gay and "[[ArmouredClosetGay a Republican whose record is so anti-gay, he's clearly secretly super gay.]]"
** In another episode, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E15HomersPhobia Homer's Phobia]]", Homer was worried Bart was becoming gay and spent most of the episode trying to keep him straight by forcibly exposing him to "manly" things like hunting and cigarette ads. (The second attempt backfires spectacularly because the ad portrays two panty-clad, pillow-fighting pinup girls, and Bart decides he wants to smoke ''their'' brand.)
** Another episode revolving around gay marriage "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E10TheresSomethingAboutMarrying There's Something About Marrying]]" has Reverend Lovejoy give a very passive-aggressive remark about how he "has no opinion for or against your sinful lifestyle" while explaining why he won't perform gay marriages after the city legalizes them. Homer, sensing money to be made, flips on his usual semi-homophobic attitude and has himself ordained as a minister.



17th Feb '18 6:58:45 PM TheMountainKing
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* ''[[Comicbook/TheLegendOfKorraTurfWars Turf Wars]]'' reveals that [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Fire Lord Sozin]] outlawed same-sex relations. It's a bit of an ''odd'' choice, since part of his characterization was being a WellIntentionedExtremist, but it does ring true to life when having Japan's history into consideration.

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* ''[[Comicbook/TheLegendOfKorraTurfWars Turf Wars]]'' reveals that [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Fire Lord Sozin]] outlawed same-sex relations. It's a bit of an ''odd'' odd choice, since part of his characterization was being a WellIntentionedExtremist, but it does ring true to life when having Japan's history into consideration.
11th Feb '18 8:50:14 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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This is a character who believes that non-heterosexual individuals are bad or 'unnatural' and thus try to suppress any expression that is not male with female. Ranging from physical violence to political hate-mongering in their war against sexual minorities, characters cast in the role of Heteronormative Crusader are a diverse lot. They can be anything from specialized MoralGuardians or {{Principles Zealot}}s, to any bloodthirsty mob equipped with {{torches and pitchforks}}. Sometimes it is ideologues from one of the first two groups who use hate-mongering to bring decent people under their influence by turning them into the third group. Might use [[CondescendingCompassion a bad kind of pity]] as one of their primary weapons, trying to impose [[InternalizedCategorism a negative self-image]] on the non-normative characters.

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This is a character who believes that non-heterosexual individuals are bad or 'unnatural' and thus try to suppress any expression that is not male with female. Ranging from physical violence to political hate-mongering in their war against sexual minorities, characters cast in the role of Heteronormative Crusader are - [[YouAreWhatYouHate ironically]] - a diverse lot. They can be anything from specialized MoralGuardians or {{Principles Zealot}}s, to any bloodthirsty mob equipped with {{torches and pitchforks}}. Sometimes it is ideologues from one of the first two groups who use hate-mongering to bring decent people under their influence by turning them into the third group. Might use [[CondescendingCompassion a bad kind of pity]] as one of their primary weapons, trying to impose [[InternalizedCategorism a negative self-image]] on the non-normative characters.
11th Feb '18 1:42:26 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** In another episode, Homer was worried Bart was becoming gay and spent most of the episode trying to keep him straight by forcibly exposing him to "manly" things like hunting and cigarette ads.

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** In another episode, Homer was worried Bart was becoming gay and spent most of the episode trying to keep him straight by forcibly exposing him to "manly" things like hunting and cigarette ads. (The second attempt backfires spectacularly because the ad portrays two panty-clad, pillow-fighting pinup girls, and Bart decides he wants to smoke ''their'' brand.)
11th Feb '18 1:37:50 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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In fiction, the wars on homosexuality and sadomasochism is more and more often played for laughs or as a way of highlighting [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain how unsympathetic the antagonist is]]. (On the other hand, the Heteronormative Crusader might be the ''hero'' - or an antihero at worst - if [[SissyVillain the]] ''[[SissyVillain gays]]'' [[DepravedHomosexual are the villains]].) Such an antagonist is likely to either be a StrawHypocrite, who uses a rival's sexuality as an excuse to attack him, or a hypocrite of the SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny kind.

to:

In fiction, the wars on homosexuality and sadomasochism is more and more often played for laughs or as a way of highlighting [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain how unsympathetic the antagonist is]]. (On the other hand, the Heteronormative Crusader might be the ''hero'' - or an antihero at worst - if [[SissyVillain the]] ''[[SissyVillain gays]]'' [[DepravedHomosexual are the villains]].) Such an antagonist is likely to either be a StrawHypocrite, who uses a rival's sexuality as an excuse to attack him, or a hypocrite of the SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny kind.
kind. More sympathetic examples will be merely passive-aggressive at worst, and are likely to come across more as dotty than vicious.
9th Feb '18 4:54:08 AM Vir
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** Stan Smith though he gets better through CharacterDevelopment mostly relating to his gay neighbors Greg and Terry. This is notable for being the only lesson that Stan learns which actually sticks, as he's notable for AesopAmnesia, which he lampshades in one episode by stating he "doesn't learn lessons". And even then, learning to accept gay people and accepting that they have the right to have children and start families was the focus of two separate episodes.

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** Stan Smith Smith, though he gets better through CharacterDevelopment mostly relating to his gay neighbors Greg and Terry. This is notable for being the only lesson that Stan learns which actually sticks, as he's notable for AesopAmnesia, which he lampshades in one episode by stating he "doesn't learn lessons". And even then, learning to accept gay people and accepting that they have the right to have children and start families was the focus of two separate episodes.
9th Feb '18 4:48:43 AM Vir
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** The Makeover Fairy from WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, who proclaims pretty girls shouldn't read and has impossibly high level standards of beauty and masculinity.

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** The Makeover Fairy from WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, who proclaims pretty girls shouldn't read and has impossibly high level high-level standards of beauty and masculinity.



** Briefly mentioned in the ''Flaming Moe'' episode. Right after Moe is outed as a ''heterosexual'' in his campaign for mayor, his disappointed gay supporters complain that they now have to choose between voting for the phony gay and "[[ArmouredClosetGay a Republican whose record is so anti-gay, he's clearly secretly super gay.]]"

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** Briefly mentioned in the ''Flaming Moe'' episode.episode "Flaming Moe". Right after Moe is outed as a ''heterosexual'' in his campaign for mayor, his disappointed gay supporters complain that they now have to choose between voting for the phony gay and "[[ArmouredClosetGay a Republican whose record is so anti-gay, he's clearly secretly super gay.]]"



** Another episode revolving around gay marriage has Reverend Lovejoy give a very passive-agressive remark about how he "has no opinion for or against your sinful lifestyle" while explaning why he won't perform gay marriages after the city legalizes them. Homer, sensing money to be made, flips on his usual semi-homophobic attitude and has himself ordained as a minister.

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** Another episode revolving around gay marriage has Reverend Lovejoy give a very passive-agressive passive-aggressive remark about how he "has no opinion for or against your sinful lifestyle" while explaning explaining why he won't perform gay marriages after the city legalizes them. Homer, sensing money to be made, flips on his usual semi-homophobic attitude and has himself ordained as a minister.
13th Dec '17 11:56:00 PM MasterN
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** Shows a failed attempt, in [[http://notalwaysright.com/fighting-ignorance-with-ignorance/1617 "Fighting ignorance with ignorance"]]. It was done by a customer in a bookstore, and was foiled by the salesperson pretending to be equally ignorant.

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** Shows a failed attempt, in [[http://notalwaysright.com/fighting-ignorance-with-ignorance/1617 "Fighting ignorance with ignorance"]]. It was done by a customer in a bookstore, and was foiled by the salesperson [[ObfuscatingStupidity pretending to be equally ignorant.ignorant]].
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