You miss the hole point of their fear they think that every gay male wants to bone them, when in fact they have a better chance of winning the lottery than getting boinked by a gay guy. So they are rabidly scared of all gays, not to mention women with a back bone.
I have to agree with Ron. I am friends with plenty of men gay and straight since I make clothes for a living. Just from personal experience the same guys who are freaked out about gay men supposedly interested in their “charms” are the same guys who call me a dyke because I wouldn’t give them the time of day. They also seem to be intimidated by the fact that a mother of six fixes motorcycles as a hobby with gay men on the weekends. (My husband seems to prefer I not hang out with guys checking out my butt while changing tires.) Why don’t they just admit that they afraid that gay men will treat them the same as these homophobic jerk offs treat women?
Ron, that’s quite the little armchair psychology there. Heck, that’s not even armchair psychology. It’s mind reading. Well… Not even that. It’s subconscience mind reading. You were able to tell from a single picture and a sign that someone REALLY wanted to have gay sex. That’s pretty good bit of psychoanalysis there with a little bit of fortune telling as well.
Mustang guy; to elaborate further on your point, a phobia is an IRRATIONAL and UNREASONABLE fear. So being “homophobic” due to religious beliefs or distaste of the thought of gay intimacy is not a phobia as the rationality and reason for the fear is known.
Most people don’t have a phobia of snakes or spiders; they are often actually fearful of the toxins some of those animals use, or find distaste in the appearance and/or contact with them.
@ Dagashi. God Damned is not blasphemous. It means damned by God. The curse word form you are thinking of is goddamned…as in one word.
And, BTW his argument is in fact based on religious beliefs not homophobia. The Bible specifically states that a ‘man cannot lay with another man’…it’s considered a sin. Therefore his religious beliefs are sound and are his own.
Just like you believe his beliefs are incorrect. He believes that his beliefs are correct. This shouldn’t even be considered a debatable point on this site or any other site. It’s a belief. Get over it. You have yours he has his.
What I find funny is that there are many people out there who find gay men absolutely disgusting and repulsive, yet they get all hot and bothered if they see two women kiss. I mean, if they don’t agree with homosexuality and find it disgusting, why are they sexist and hypocritical about it? Face it, people. The vast majority of people who “disagree” with homosexuality truly are homophobes. They can deny it and try to rationalize it all they want, but in the end, the truth is still there.
If they don’t like someone just because that person is a homosexual, do they also dislike someone just because that person is black? Or overweight? Or tall? Ah, the shallowness of it all!
Over the course of my 50+ years on this planet, I have met all kinds of people, including gay men and extreme Christians. In my experience, guys like the one in this picture spend more time obsessing over gay sex than actual gay people do.
my phobia is that somebody would go to his fridge, take out the jar of peanut butter and not only eat some peanut butter with a spoon (which is already socially unacceptable) but to stick his tongue in and lick the peanut butter. This exact situation goes through my mind several times a day. When I’m sitting in the bus just staring at potential peanut butter lickers or in a boring work meeting when I see people chewing on their pens I imagine them licking peanut butter out of jars.
It’s come to the point where I already wanted to put up a sign saying that peanut butter licking is a sin. Because if eating peanut butter with a spoon is already socially unacceptable, then eating it with your spoon must be worse: a sin.
If I still can’t convince you, then here is some hot news: God hates peanut butter lickers, too. And by “God” I mean the sculpture I formed from my boogers I collected since age 5 and formed a sculpture out of them.
This guy isn’t a homophobe. I don’t think he fears the gays. He is just a dude standing up for what he believes. If the gays can have their parades, why can’t this dude stand up and say what he thinks?
I disagree with this man, and believe he has wasted his life believing in a god, but he isn’t offensive in his language. He isn’t necessarily homophobic, though it is a good chance of it.
He, and all other religious people concerned with gay sex, are likely more afraid FOR the gays in most cases, wishing them to feel the same they feel for their god. Wanting the gays too to experience paradise. And they are also afraid that the sins of the gays will keep them too from going to their paradise.
Again, I disagree with this man, but he is respectful, as far as can be told from this picture, towards those he considers sinners. I would maybe have a discussion with him, but I would also stand beside him and defend his right to stand there and express his opinion if he were being verbally or physically attacked. Mark that I distinguish between a discussion and a verbal attack.
BB comes with a slightly antagonistic argument, but one I would like to explain for my own feelings on the subject: I feel fine seeing two women engaging in lesbian sex. It isn’t much of a turn-on for me, but it doesn’t bother me. I don’t feel fine watching two men engaging in homosexual sex. It repulses me. But homosexuals doesn’t repulse me. The act of watching two, or more, men having sex is what repulses me.
I know the above paragraph might be taken to mean I’m a homophobe. I don’t care if, when at the gym shower, homosexual men look at my junk, nor do I fear they are going to just rape me. I imagine I would feel uncomfortable being flirted with (haven’t had the experience yet), but that wouldn’t make me fear gays as a group. Depending on the situation, might make me fear THAT particular gay man.
Pete and missy already asked the question: Why must the church tolerate gays when gays can’t tolerate the church?
Back to the picture. I will defend this man’s right to say that the/his church won’t marry gays, or allow gays to hold office in the/his church, as long as that church stick to teaching religion in church and on church activities, and don’t try to force religion into the classrooms or publicly favour a law bill or a politician or party. In other words, as long as the church is separate from the state, he/they can do what they want with the church.
If that church does ANYTHING to interfere with the state, this man and his church will have to accept that the state interferes with the church, forcing them to allow gay marriage, gay offices.
The above two paragraphs is basically my view on anything regarding religion: If you keep your religion in church, go ahead, I won’t bother you. I just silently think to myself “What a *@£µð moron,” and leave it at that. If you can’t keep your religion in church, I will sure as you believe there’s a hell, bother you.
But I think the gays should also accept the fact that practically ANY religion has some prejudices towards homosexuality, and see that religion is anti-thetical to being gay, because it’s two completely different mindsets. Religion (most) have a creator who made the world without sin, i.e. homosexuality, and the followers of religion (usually) believe that gay people do it just to spite their god, they have CHOSEN to be gay. Gays think they’re born that way and can’t change themselves, meaning that their creator must have created them gay. These two mindsets can’t be combined happily without eradicating either religion or homosexuality. I think it’s less bloody and a lot easier to eradicate religion. (Not eradicate the religious, but religion)
As long as we have both religion and gays in the world, they are always going to fight eachother till either one is eradicated.