What Do You Know about Homophobia?

Lee  Culpepper
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Posted: Jun 21, 2016 12:01 AM
What Do You Know about Homophobia?

In the aftermath of the Islamic terrorist attack on the gay night club in Orlando, some basic facts about gay-on-gay hate crimes are once again coming to light.

Not long ago, the Center for Disease Control published a study documenting that individuals in the LGBT community experience far more violence from one another than individuals involved in heterosexual relationships.

In fact, the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming will always be a gruesome reminder of the gay-on-gay hate and violence that has long plagued the LGBT community.

After nearly two decades, most Americans still remain totally clueless that Shepard was brutally murdered by a homosexual lover who was bisexual.

A meth-junkie served as an accomplice, and the two demonic souls beat and tortured Shepard after they botched a robbery fueled by their lust for drugs.

Despite these basic facts, Shepard’s murder still serves as the epitome of hate crimes against LGBTs. Meanwhile, the uncomfortable facts about the gay-on-gay hate and violence involved in Shepard’s murder just goes on politely unmentioned.

Perhaps because reality tends to be so uncomfortable and completely contrary to what we choose to believe, we intentionally avoid discussing the facts that rattle us.

Of course, our feelings don’t change the facts, they just inspire chaos and destruction when the feelings we have about the facts are simply wrong.

For instance, the fact that the militant Muslim (an Afghan-American) who attacked the gay night club was also bisexual appears as shocking news only to people who are willfully blind.

It should be common knowledge that America’s warriors are following orders right this second not to judge “Man Love Thursdays” in Afghanistan.

After 15 years of war against militant Muslims, a reasonable person would think that everyone in America would simply know that many men in the Muslim culture -- including the terrorists -- do not believe they are homosexuals when they engage in homosexual sex.

They believe Allah did not create homosexuality. So, unless the men love the other males with whom they have sex, they are not homosexuals in their own minds.

Yes, all of this seems obviously insane, but that is just what they choose to believe and practice. It’s their culture. And who are we to judge, right?

Of course, their culture is also why homosexuals suspected of loving their sex partners or suspected of loving the feminine role during sex suffer additional levels of hate and violence beyond sex without love. Because the facts are so disturbing, there’s a reason decent human beings prefer not to talk about them.

But anyway, militant Muslims destroy people who think they are homosexuals -- and then they go have sex with males they don’t love. This is simply an irrefutable fact. A disgusting fact. But a fact nonetheless.

For many homosexuals in Muslim countries, their homosexuality is virtually indistinguishable from the homosexuality practiced in America’s prison system. Many men in Afghanistan, like many men in prison, choose to believe that “women are for babies, but boys are for pleasure.” It’s a cultural thing in both cases.

The CDC’s study documents that a large percentage of bisexuals experienced sexual violence between the ages of 11 and 24, but the possible link between “pederasty” and LGBTs remains highly, but understandably, controversial.

Pederasty is the historical custom or practice of homosexuality between men and adolescent boys. Obviously, many of the bisexuals in the Muslim culture and many LGBTs in America have experienced pederasty, which may offer a logical explanation for the gay-on-gay hate crimes committed by adult LGBTs.

Since child molestation irrefutably causes an array of problems for the victims, pederasty probably offers some explanation to the gay-on-gay hate crimes we see not only within our own culture, but also in the Muslim culture.

LGBT activists, on the other hand, tend to outright reject the possible link between pederasty and LGBTs. The Human Rights Campaign states that ”poverty, stigma, and marginalization” are primary causes of gay-on-gay hate and violence.

However, one problem with this explanation is that an epidemic of Christian-on-Christian hate crimes has never happened anywhere in the world where Christians are brutally repressed for nothing more than what they believe and practice .

In fact, right here at home, Christians are publicly stigmatized and marginalized for simply not applauding sexual practices that cause people harm and sorrow. Christians even wrestle against their own detrimental sexual temptations. It’s just part of life.

But what about the people who do encourage others to engage in behaviors that are self-destructive and who rabidly object to anyone judging cultures that celebrate vile behavior? Are they really doing all these things out of love? If they are, doesn't their love seem ironically hateful?