The similarity between the 60's and 70s arguments used against integration and the current arguments used against LGBT rights was what woke me up to the issue and made me change my politics.

Conservative Christians should be appalled at how their institutions were used to thwart human rights during those decades; how the non-religious government had to force them to treat all humans like humans.

Of course, they're not.

They should be scratching their heads asking themselves how they let it happen again.

Of course, they won't.

@james-finn, this article moved from opinion to a well-supported treatise with the examples and references you identified. Great job telling a well-supported and critically important story!