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A Queer Need for Rejection

DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 2:59 PM
"Homophobia" is a bogus term. Disapproval of homosexuality, which is the inevitable result of genuinely understanding it, is no "phobia" at all. Most people would not be concerned about what people did in private in their bedrooms if homosexuals were not making an issue of it. "Evil and dangerous"? Not necessary, but definitely inflicted with a life-dominating issue that can and should be addressed for their own sake.
DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 12:31 PM
"the inevitable result of genuinely understanding homosexuality is to accept it"

Sorry, but you can't override my true statement by reversing it.

People who accept homosexuality inevitably betray a superficial and simplistic (mis)understanding of it.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:03 PM
The problem that DCM fails to see is that the rest of modern America is going the other way---the inevitable result of genuinely understanding homosexuality is to accept it. Given that, homophobia is not at all bogus---in fact, reading DCM's post, it's clear the effort homophobes will go to in an effort to justify their irrational fears and beliefs.

But hey, its OK, you'll be dead in a few decades and progress will continue.
Barbara1247 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 5:42 PM
I think that I understand homosexuality quite well. I don't disapprove of it because it simply doesn't concern me. I truly don't care who other people choose to have sex with so long as all parties are consenting adults.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 4:17 PM
You say homosexuality is dangerous, but I ask again (and I know I've asked this before) how much more dangerous is homosexuality compared to other behaviors like drinking, obesity, smoking, homicides, or traffic accidents? If the danger isn't as great as these factors, then why even focus on it?

Whenever I write about the issue of First Amendment Freedom of Association, I defend the right of campus groups, not government administrators, to control their own belief structure and membership requirements. This often involves discussing real life cases with real life tension between religious groups and homosexual activists. This results in a slew of emails asking why a homosexual student would ever want to join a fundamentalist religious group. The short answer to the question is that homosexual activists don't really want to join these organizations. Some want to use them for political gain before shutting them down altogether.