Comstock Torquemada

“In looking for an antitype for Anthony Comstock among the violent and cruel persecutors which the Christian Church has raised up, the mind almost intuitively reverts to [Tomas de] Torquemada, the demonic inquisitor-general of Spain… It may well be conceded that Comstock would have made a very vigilant inquisitor-general, and that he would have delighted in arresting, torturing, and burning heretics and every person who presumed to differ from the standard of thought and opinion to which he pays allegiance.”

— D.R.M. Bennett in Anthony Comstock: His Career of Cruelty and Crime (1878)


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