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Conservatives and Gays

David48 Wrote: May 09, 2012 7:36 PM
Cannot you evolve past your homophobia? (I guess you don't believe in evolution either.) PS. I am a conservative straight Republican.
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: May 09, 2012 8:43 PM

Gee, David,

You actually believe in homophobia? How about global warming, and the value of the dollar? Are you straight? I could have sworn you're bent. It's OK; I don't pay your bills!

ConcealedCarry Wrote: May 09, 2012 7:41 PM
David48, maybe you can help me with something... exactly what IS homophobia? Based on comments from leftists, homophobia is like racism - if you're conservative, you're automatically guilty of it. Is homophobia just a pejorative used by leftists in order to avoid taking seriously, the views or comments of those with whom they disagree?
RayTheAnarchoCapitalist Wrote: May 09, 2012 9:52 PM
Homophobia is the irrational fear or hatred of homosexuals. Conservative Republicans tend to have it, though certainly not all do.
Joseph64 Wrote: May 10, 2012 5:12 PM
You realize that up until about 10-15 years ago, the word homophobia didn't even exist, right? It's a made up word with even less meaning than the word 'Palestinian'.

In addition to labeling conservatives and Republicans "anti-woman" (for opposing government-mandated free contraception), "anti-black" and "anti-Hispanic" (for advocating photo identification for voting), and "anti-science" (for skepticism regarding the belief that man-made carbon emissions will destroy much of the planet), Democrats now regularly label Republicans "anti-gay" (for opposing same-sex marriage).

All these charges are demagogic. But when it comes to the "anti-gay" charge, conservatives need to clarify to themselves as much as to the general public where they stand.

As an opponent of the most radical redefinition of marriage in history (more radical than outlawing polygamy), I have argued...