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Originally posted by Skyfloating
I actually witnessed how someone became a homophobe over a 10-year span. There would be family visits. Back when he was a 20 year old he would crack jokes about homosexuals. Nobody minded. It all seemed light-hearted.
5 years later the jokes had turned into political rants against homosexuals. I attributed it to him being unemployed since years and his life going downhill overall. By this time I am no longer laughing with him when he talks about homosexuals. Im concerned and openly tell his relatives so. For this they kick me out of their house.
Another 5 years later he still has not found any employment. Instead he is currently in jail for violent assault. Guess who the victim was? A homosexual.
From this experience it sure looked like an emotional problem.
Originally posted by ledzeppelin489
I believe that homosexuality is natural; nature cognitively, so to speak, recognizes population overflow, and thus creates a deterrent for procreation. However, I think homophobia is just plain ignorance and stupidity. Homophobes=moronsedit on 26-1-2011 by ledzeppelin489 because: (no reason given)edit on 26-1-2011 by ledzeppelin489 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Vicky32
Contrary to a widely-held belief, there's no scientific proof of a genetic basis for homosexuality. It's a choice, people!
I don't hate homosexuals, or fear them. I am in no position to oppress them, and wouldn't if I could.
But I certainly don't have to like them.
Originally posted by Robert Reynolds
I'm not comfortable with cheeky little sideways glances from men; or having to share changing rooms with homosexuals; or having to wonder whether the bloke I've just met in the pub is just someone I get on with or whether he is only laughing at my jokes because he wants to have sex with me.
Originally posted by Robert Reynolds
The way homosexuality in the media is portrayed, it seems as though they're not just after tolerance, but a blessing, and if you don't grant one then you're an ignorant homophobe. I find this is offensive and see a huge double standard in what constitutes as bigotry. I have no intention of beating or slandering gays, but I find their lifestyle choice (and I believe it is a choice) repulsive.
Originally posted by LexiconV
Ever heard of 'Intersex' ?
This website may give you an idea of what it is you don't know. 1 out of 20,000 men have no Y Chromosome
Yes, I have heard of it, and your point is?
Originally posted by LexiconVYou probably like at least one gay guy out there and don't even know/realise he is gay.
You're kidding, right? The 'love that dare not speak its name' is the now 'the love that won't shut up'. I live in one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. Members of Parliament (6 or 7 of them), TV stars, sports stars... there's no incentive to not be 'out' here. Among my own circle of friends, none are gay (now). BY which I mean I used to have gay men as friends. Why I don't now, I won't go into. Suffice it to say there are reasons.
Originally posted by LexiconV because he never observed any one of the hundreds of animals that partake in homosexual behaviours.
Are you going to make moral judgements on a pair of male Dolphins engaging in homosexual sex or the Lesbian lizards or the trans gender Clown-fish?
I'm pretty sure you liked the little Clownfish character in the movie Finding Nemo.
Your tortuous grammar makes it a bit difficult for me to fathom what it is you're on about, but no, there are not 'hundreds' of animals that partake in homosexual behaviours, there are a few. I've never seen Finding Nemo. By the time it came out, my sons were too old for it. Why would I want to watch a half-witted kid's cartoon, featuring solo Daddies what's more? (They're the lowest form of life)