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18th Jun '18 9:23:17 AM BrendanRizzo
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->'''Mr. Garrison:''' Stanley, gay people... well, gay people are evil. Evil right down to their cold black hearts, which pump not blood like yours and mine, but rather [[MadeOfEvil a thick vomitous oil that oozes through their rotten veins and clots in their pea-sized brains, which becomes the cause of their Naziesque patterns of violent behaviour.]] Do you understand?\\

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->'''Mr. Garrison:''' Stanley, gay people... well, gay people are evil. Evil right down to their cold black hearts, which pump not blood like yours and mine, [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday mine]], but rather [[MadeOfEvil a thick vomitous oil that oozes through their rotten veins and clots in their pea-sized brains, which becomes the cause of their Naziesque patterns of violent behaviour.]] Do you understand?\\


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* Dick Hafer immortalized himself as even loonier than Jack Chick with his homophobic propaganda comic ''Homosexuality: Legitimate, Alternate Deathstyle!'' As one might gather from the title, this character archetype is portrayed as unambiguously heroic. Unlike Chick and others, Hafer did not even claim to "hate the sin but love the sinner", as it's pretty clear he would have hated LGBT people regardless of what his religion said about it.
20th May '18 2:31:14 PM lakingsif
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->'''Mr. Garrison:''' Stanley, gay people... well, gay people are evil. Evil right down to their cold black hearts, which pump not blood like yours and mine, but rather [[MadeOfEvil a thick vomitous oil that oozes through their rotten veins and clots in their pea-sized brains, which becomes the cause of their Naziesque patterns of violent behaviour.]] Do you understand?\\
'''Stan:''' ...I guess.\\
'''Garrison:''' Good. I'm glad we could have this little talk, Stanley. Now you go outside and practice football like a good little heterosexual.
-->--''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
20th May '18 2:27:43 PM lakingsif
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This is a character who believes that non-heterosexually active individuals are bad or 'unnatural' and thus portray as unsatisfied, incomplete, or immoral any 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 satisfied. Ranging from miss-understanding and unwelcome advice up to the extremes of bigotry or even physical violence in their efforts to help or convert people into engaging in heterosexual sexual 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 involves characters making efforts to recruit others to their cause. Might use [[CondescendingCompassion a kind of pity]] as one of their tools, trying to impose [[InternalizedCategorism a negative self-image]] on the non-normative 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 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 KickTheDog 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.

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This is a character who believes that non-heterosexually active non- actively heteronormative individuals are bad or 'unnatural' and thus portray as must be unsatisfied, incomplete, or immoral any adult character who chooses an alternative lifestyle. immoral. This is both TruthInTelevision can certainly be TruthInTelevision, as homophobia and TruthInTelevision Inverted queerphobia are still apparent in that, just like active heterosexuals, the world, and are true law in some places. Obviously, queer people who are celibate, homosexual, or bisexual are satisfied and make good choices, while others make bad choices and/or are not satisfied. Ranging from miss-understanding and unwelcome advice up to the extremes of bigotry or even physical violence in their efforts to help or convert people into engaging in heterosexual sexual activities, characters cast in the role of Heteronormative Crusader are - [[YouAreWhatYouHate ironically]] - a diverse lot. They themselves can be anything from specialized MoralGuardians or {{Principles Zealot}}s, to any bloodthirsty mob equipped with {{torches as morally and pitchforks}}. Sometimes it involves characters making efforts to recruit others to their cause. Might use [[CondescendingCompassion a kind of pity]] satisfactorily ranging as one of their tools, trying to impose [[InternalizedCategorism a negative self-image]] on the non-normative 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).heteronormative people.

In some cases, mostly older works The depiction of fiction, the character can go from being misunderstanding and delivering unwelcome advice all the way up to the extremes of bigotry or even [[HomophobicHateCrime physical violence]] in their efforts to 'help' or [[CureYourGays convert]] people into engaging in non-heterosexual activities. They can be diverse: anything from specialized MoralGuardians or {{Principles Zealot}}s to a bloodthirsty mob equipped with {{torches and pitchforks}}. Sometimes it involves characters are sometimes shown as accusing heterosexuals of being gay as a way making efforts to paint the homosexual as implicitly believing that homosexuality is wrong and to have given his blessing to the practice of criticizing the sexuality of recruit others (the argument to their cause.

A common tool they might use for their cause is [[CondescendingCompassion a kind of supposed pity]], trying to impose [[InternalizedCategorism a negative self-image]] on the non-normative characters or trying to explain it as caused by a meaningless childhood 'sin' like
being that one doesn't accuse someone given the 'wrong' toys. Alternatively, the argued (or even actual) cause of something that isn't wrong, a character's queerness may be explained as a [[RapeAndSwitch dramatic sexual experience such as rape]], often in conjunction with the idea of them therefore being broken and that it would needing to be hypocrisy for a gay person to call another gay). This is TruthInTelevision in that some homosexuals 'fixed', possibly 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.

same manner.

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 Heteronormative Crusader is portrayed as the NobleBigot who then learns to be more sensitive and gains an understanding of the homosexual character. (The character (the same can also happens happen for bisexual or celibate characters, for example the priest talking about the role of faith in his life.) 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 can become a situation of KickTheDog situation if the hetronormative crusader Heteronormative Crusader continues with insults.

Inverted at times The trope can be Played With, for example in situations when a gay character is made into an almost created only to be a one-dimensional walking aesop Aesop about the importance of tolerance and diversity. Subverted It can be subverted when the character thought to be a hetronormative crusader's Heteronormative Crusader's actions are misunderstood, BaitAndSwitch, for example the parent who disproves disapproves strongly and consistently of a their child's gay relationship for her son but instead because she is they're concerned about his boyfriend's the partner's criminal record, not his gender.



In modern fiction, characters crusading against on homosexuality and sadomasochism 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 - or an antihero - if [[SissyVillain the]] ''[[SissyVillain gays]]'' [[DepravedHomosexual are the villains]].) Such an antagonist is sometimes either a StrawHypocrite, who uses a rival's sexuality as an excuse to attack him, or a hypocrite of the SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny kind. More sympathetic examples may be merely passive-aggressive, and 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 increasingly considered as 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.

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In [[SocietyMarchesOn modern fiction, fiction]], these characters crusading against on homosexuality and sadomasochism are more and more often being solely played for laughs or as a way of highlighting [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain how unsympathetic the antagonist is]]. (On the other hand, Still, there may be a story where the Heteronormative Crusader might be the hero - or an antihero - if [[SissyVillain the]] ''[[SissyVillain gays]]'' [[DepravedHomosexual are the villains]].) Such an antagonist is sometimes either a StrawHypocrite, who uses a rival's sexuality as an excuse to attack him, or a hypocrite of the SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny kind. More sympathetic examples may be merely passive-aggressive, and 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 increasingly considered as 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.
villains]] universally, which walks right into UnfortunateImplications territory, likely deliberately.
20th Apr '18 1:21:14 PM Ultraman-Prime
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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.

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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 KickTheDog if the hetronormative crusader continues with insults.
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.
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