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Why America's Christian Nationalists Now Defend the Torture of Jews

The Daily Wire's Matt Walsh says activists for trans rights are far more 'repulsive' than the unfairly maligned Inquisition. It's a perfect example of how, for white Christian nationalists, antisemitism and transphobia fit so well together

Noah Berlatsky
Noah Berlatsky
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"The Inquisition has been caricatured," Daily Wire host Matt Walsh insisted in a recent segment on his show, unearthed by Media Matters journalist Jason Campbell. "I mean, it was far more defensible than modern-day cancel culture is, especially the cancel campaigns waged by trans activists."

The attack on trans people here is standard for the rabid right-wing media. The apologetics for the Inquisition is a little more unexpected.

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