I'm just afraid I might seduce them, despite my being straight, and then they'd have to live in regret.
@Praetor, I feel like you're speaking from experience.
I hate the term homophobic for a slightly different reason. As a Christian, I don't agree with homosexuality. HOWEVER, (because of people screaming "HOMOPHOBE", I usually don't get 4th this far) just Jesus clearly says to love everybody. No exceptions. I have gay friends. Do I treat them any differently? No. Do I spend all day preaching to them "the error off their ways"? No. For crap's sake, some of Jesus' friends were tax collectors and prostitues (though not at the same time) People have this warped idea that love means believing everything you do. Ok,rant over. Have a nice day
@Gabuscus, so true. It is a little hypocritical when some of the extremists go out and protest gay marraige. Correct me if I am wrong, but not too long ago I believe extremists were protesting biracial marraige. I will say however, that pda laws should be enforced regardless of orientation...
@Gabuscus, what does "not agreeing with homosexuality" mean?
@Brave Sir Robin, It means you don't agree with honosexuality
@Gabuscus, Same boat. I don't think homosexuality is right, but I'm also friends with atheists.
@Gabuscus, I just can't stand the term "homophobe" because, chances are, they're NOT afraid. Phobias are fears, not disagreements. Calling someone homophobic because they don't believe in one thing, or because they disagree with it, is like telling someone they're (whatever)phobic of anything they disagree with. So you're right, it's annoying when you're called a homophobe just for what you believe in. I mean, if you're a homophobe (not actually calling you one), then that must mean that any gay human that disagrees with the way straight people are, they're heterophobes? But no, they're not, because apparently it's only wrong to disagree with homosexuality.
@DinosaurPizza, phobia-noun. an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. Did you catch that? Irrational fear of OR AVERSION to something. It's sad when your ignorance is so prevalent that even Merriam-Webster disagrees with you.
@casypup, not helpful. I'm wondering what it means as far as his opinion and how he acts on it not what the sentence means.
@Gabuscus, wow I love what you said you just said what I felt exactly I wish I could give you more than just an up vote. I really wish people would just stop harassing me and any other Christians when we say that we don't agree with same sex marriage or that we're Christian and classified as a homophobe just because we don't agree. Even before the whole gay rights movement happened we were made fun of relentlessly. You could be a atheist Hindu Islamic animist but Heaven forbid if you were Christian.
@Gabuscus, does that also mean that as a Christian, you also don't agree with wearing shirts woven with different fabrics, planting crops side by side or cutting your hair? You can't pick and choose with religion.
@JakobJeanCiccone, wow God bless you Sir/Madam. The whole point of Christianity is to follow the teachings of Christ and learn from the word he came to fulfill. The bible says to love and cherish all of those around you no matter how bad or good they are wether it's in your own eyes or in the rest of the worlds. I don't hate gays and I really don't care if they are around me and I'd never treat them any differently than I treat other people. I might not like what they do and I don't need a holy text telling me not to hate them for it to know that I shouldn't judge them so I don't. The bible even reminds us to hate the sin not the sinner it's our job as Christians to lead people to God not berate them because they live in a way they shouldn't God welcomes everyone from the perfect saint to the most imperfect of sinners. So what you're saying is that Christians are hateful and ignorant when it's actually quite the opposite.
@JakobJeanCiccone, You are 100% right. You can't pick and choose with religion. However, there are two problems with each of the reasons you just l listed. 1st of all, all of those were commands SOLELY TO THE JEWS. Second off, those are part of the law established in the old testament. True Christianity is following what Jesus taught in the New Testament. Jesus refers to the old testament as factual. But, he states that the law isnt to be a life guide to the gentiles (which means not a Jew). Jesus refers to specific parts of old testament that are still relevant to gentiles. The best example of which is 9 out of 10 of the Ten Commandments. Everything you just said was specifically for the Jews 3000 years ago and have never applied to anyone in christianity. Only the Jewish people before Jesus. Plus, the cutting hair thing only applied to a certain group of Jews called Nazarites, such as Samson. You can't pick and choose, but you do need to have a clue what you're talking about
@Brave Sir Robin, It means it is a sin,directly disobedient to God and Jesus' law. However it isn't any more sinful than the lying, jealousy, and lust that I struggle with every day. So I don't pretend to act like I'm any different.
in the words of family guy, "if two people of different sex can be unhappily married, why can't two people of the same sex be happily married?"
I'm always happy when an attractive guy comes out as gay.
@Captain Kirk Hinrich, It severely helps less attractive straight men's game
@Captain Kirk Hinrich, I know right? Gay people are less obstacles in the way for me getting a lady
I don't know. I have a lot of gay friends and they are quite scary!
@i am a girl, Are your gay friends girl? *wink wink
@President Dave, my girl friend is
@i am a girl, let me know whenever you'd like a 3rd wheel in that relationship ;)
I'd like to give some advice, if I could. If I come off as a preachy douche, I'm sorry. Just don't give a shjt who someone is sleeping with, or what religion someone is, or things of that nature. If you are in love with a man or woman, good for you. Please don't make out infront of me cuz that's gross. Gay or straight couples. Don't wanna see it regardless :| everyone could benefit from not giving a shjt (so long as the couple in question are consensual adults).
While I mostly agree with this, I say I'm homophobic because the first couple people I met who were openly gay tried to touch me and when I told them to stop, they got more "aggressive" with it, sooo...
@Promiscuous penguin, people will always try to tell you that if you fear something, then you must hate and disagree with it also. Don't listen to them. They're just ignorant people who don't realize that there are valid reasons to be afraid of something.
@Promiscuous penguin, Not to stereotype (just looking at the numbers) but men are sort of rapey. Women don't say that they're manphobic because they're afraid of being raped but the risk is always there. I personally know what you mean about unwanted male attention though, and although it sucks, you can't fear every male for it just like you can't fear every queer for it.
@D1ckButt, The amount of women rapists is almost the exact same as the amount of men rapists. Surprising isn't it?
@Promiscuous penguin, that's like saying all dogs should be put down, because one bit you
@CriTiKa1, I feel like your source is highly unreliable. You just don't see women cornering men in clubs or alleys and taking them down. Sounds like someone is crying wolf.
@D1ckButt, You calling the CDC unreliable?
@D1ckButt, I know what you're saying and it's not like I haven't been able to make friends with people who are gay, but that's also basically like telling someone who's scared of dogs after being attacked as a kid "not all dogs are like that, your fear is a stereotype." I acknowledge that it's an unfair fear, but that doesn't change the situation.
@Archmage Araketh, where did I say gay people should be put down? I didn't say I disagree with their lifestyle nor hate them. I said that I have a fear of them. You're just putting your own negative connotations to what I said.
@Archmage Araketh, and if you read my original comment again you can see I even said I agree with the majority of what the pic is saying
@D1ckButt, but at the same time women who've been raped more often than not are scared of men and are more cautious around them.
@Promiscuous penguin, It's nothing like that. The dog physically harmed the kid and thus caused rational fear. The gay bro made you unconfortable. They all don't do that.
@D1ckButt, touching somebody in a sensitive area and asking them if they're horny at the age of 14 when it's been made very clear that I didn't like what was going on is more than uncomfortable I would say
Wow, that was really gay
As a straight male I fully support men and women who are gay. I've even been a groomsman in a wedding between two men.
@Smellslikebacon, Bless you. May your bacon ever smell like bacon
I'm not saying this is my problem but some people they might be homophobic because they do not want see two full grown men kiss. And they're not worried that they are gay they're just might not like it and think it's not natural
@jamish, but they're wrong and need to suck it up. Homosexuality is exhibited in countless species (cows, lions, giraffes, canines, etc.), so the argument that it's, "unnatural" is utterly false.
Speaking of the Harry Potter cast, I was severely disappoint when Ron turned out straight.
Homophobia, how it is commonly used, IS a bit of a misnomer
There are currently 14 down votes on this picture. That means there are 14 homophobes currently having seen this picture.
@I Are Lebo, I would down vote it but don't wanna bother teo guts just grosses me out not afraid o sh¡t
I'd just like to toss out an idea... A lot of people aren't against gays/afraid of them because they're afraid they will be converted. It's more that being gay is deeply condemned by many religions, whether or not it's right. People like this tend to see it as a moral problem, that it is morally wrong to be gay. Just sayin' :)
Sir, if you're interested, I'll be in my quarters covered in taramasalata. / I didn't know your bread was buttered that side up, Bongo. / Well, Sir, you're enough to turn any man!
@Peeta Whatalark, Smoke me a kipper. I'll be back for breakfast.
It's not about hating or being afraid of the people, It's about trying to keep the lifestyle out of social acceptance.
@ archiethesailor, either way, it's a bigoted view
@Archmage Araketh, Doesn't matter, It's needed.
@ archiethesailor, no, what's needed is for people's right to be together to be respected and for regressive idiots like you to die out.
@Archmage Araketh, They don't have a right to be together. Just like a 30 year old doesn't have a right to be with a 15 year old, consenting or not. You're calling people like me regressive for trying to keep us from going in the wrong direction.
@ archiethesailor, of course, a 15 year old shouldn't be with a 30 year old. But two consenting adults have the right to love each other, irrelevant of gender.
@Archmage Araketh, Explain why they shouldn't be together. It's the same thing, both are wrong. They don't have a right to be together.
@ archiethesailor, a 15 year old isn't mature enough to know the consequences of a serious, adult relationship. If two adults love each other, they should be allowed to be together.
@Archmage Araketh, A 15 year old is old enough to have and want sex and can understand a serious relationship perfectly, but that doesn't make it right. No amount of love or desire can make a wrong into a right.
@ archiethesailor, the age difference is inappropriate, the age of consent also comes into play as well. But to compare that situation to two, consenting adults is dishonest.
@Archmage Araketh, The same sex is inappropriate, age of consent is a legal idea, and it's not dishonest to compare the two because they need to be seen in the same light.
@ archiethesailor, explain how a same sex relationship is inappropriate.
@Archmage Araketh, Aside from the whole biblical argument? There's the fact that they have no way of making children.
@ archiethesailor, the bible isn't a base for objective morality. And why does it matter if they can't make children? The earth is overpopulated anyway and there will always be orphans to be adopted.
@Archmage Araketh, The bible is a book on the only source of objective morality. Over population is being debated, but even if it's real, the solution is for straight people to stop having children, not to accept gay lifestyles.
@ archiethesailor, gay lifestyle will exist wether you like it or not. The bible has no more claim for mortality than the Qur'an (or any other religious book). I never said that straight people shouldn't stop reproducing, I just said it isn't necessary for a relationship to be allowed. That's like saying people who are infertile shouldn't be allowed love.
@Archmage Araketh, I never said that gay life style would stop existing, Just that it shouldn't be accepted. The bible, being the only true religious book, is the only one with a proper claim on morality. Infertility is the exception, not the rule, for straight people.
@ archiethesailor, the same argument was made for the persecution of blacks and for slavery. The bible also condones incest, should that be legal?
@Archmage Araketh, It was the old testament that condoned it, and only in certain situations. Race and sexuality are completely different things. I'm not going to change your mind and you're not going to change mine. Do you want to keep going, or end it here?
@ archiethesailor, even if a little bit of incest is okay (which it isn't) according to the bible, it was the first men and women who were incestuous. Which entails that all modern humans are horribly inbred.
@Archmage Araketh, Or the biological rules were different at the time. It was needed for the first few people, but not after that. If youc really want to keep going with this, give me a few hours before I respond next.
@ archiethesailor, or, the flying spaghetti monster magicked them into existence. The point is, there is no evidence for any of it.
@Archmage Araketh, Flying spaghetti monster? Really? You're comparing a thing made up by an open atheist, to God? All evidence points to God's existence, and we all know that the bible is historically accurate. If you can't have an actual argument, then I'm done.
@Archmage Araketh, The bible firmly says IF you are a slave owner you have to provide for them. In modern days you would have to provide shelter, food water and any healthcare or education they may need. The slavery the blacks suffered was not condoned by the Bibles standard.
@ archiethesailor, sure, and Harry potter actually happened. If there is no evidence for your claim, then it's as believable as all the other made up gods like Zeus and Odin.
@Archmage Araketh, Do a bit of research. Everything supports Christianity.
@DjangoFettUnchained, I don't care to what extent the slavery went, owning another human is WRONG. Also, it says you can beat your slave within an inch of their life, as long as they survived for three days after. Exodus 21:2-6, Leviticus 25:44-46, Exodus 21:20-21
@Archmage Araketh, this is where you get your morality from?
@Archmage Araketh, I'm sure there's some homeless people who would love to have a roof over their head, 3 meals healthcare and whatever else they need in exchange for work. As for the verses you've mentioned that covenant is gone. Fulfilled. Philemon explains how to treat slaves.
@ archiethesailor, doesn't the bible tell you to love thy neighbor though? It's hypocritical to be bringing biblical morality into an argument when you aren't following it yourself. It's not your place nor right to deem what people two human beings do together.
@Promiscuous penguin, It does say love your neighbor, There's also "hate the sin and love the sinner." I try to follow these, and obviously fail sometimes. It's not the people I hate, but the act and the fact that they want it accepted. All I want is for people to realize that it's wrong. It's not an automatic ticket to hell, I'm not any better than they are, I can't decide if it's better or worse than another sin, but it is wrong.
@ archiethesailor, people are allowed to be wrong, but don't you think it's wrong to deny two people basic human rights for something that has no effect on you, your life or any other persons but their own? Let them live how they want to as our equals. Nobody's saying you gotta like it.
@Promiscuous penguin, Marriage isn't a human right though, and it doesn't matter if it affects me or not. I'm not saying that they're not equals, Just that they shouldn't marry or have sex with each other.
@ archiethesailor, ok, even if it's simply a Christian or religious right, why should two straight people who are atheist or otherwise be allowed marriage if a homosexual Christian couple aren't?
@Promiscuous penguin, Actually, I'm against atheist marriage too. Atheist unions with the same government benefits are ok, It can become marriage if they ever change their minds about their atheism.
@ archiethesailor, "Trying to keep us from going in the wrong direction" but the problem is, how is it "the wrong direction"? Two people who love each other getting married is somehow wrong? You haven't given any real argument as to how it's wrong. The fact that they can't reproduce is irrelevant because infertile people and women who are post-menopause are still allowed to marry. The "it's-wrong-because-the-bible-says-it's-wrong" argument relies solely on circular logic because nobody has proven that anything in the bible is actually true. Also, the bible is a religious text, the 1st amendment prohibits laws based solely on religion. "All evidence points to God's existence" what evidence can you give that it is your god and not another?
@ archiethesailor, let me put it another way then. Because as far as I'm concerned telling gay people what they can and can't do is no different than when we were telling black people the same thing. But anyway, if ten years from now the world said "whoa, hey, there's too many people, were overpopulated. Straight people and straight marriage are bad" and the government stepped in saying that straight marriages will no longer be recognized, how would you respond?
@ archiethesailor, I'm a bisexual atheist. You have absolutely no right to tell me that I can't marry the person I love. It's not wrong for me to marry someone of the same gender, as long as we both love each other. All I want is for ignorant people like you to stop spewing this bs onto the internet and trying to deny me the same rights that you enjoy. If someone tried to deny you the right to marry the person you love because you're a straight Christian, you'd be outraged. That's how I feel in this situation. My personal life and who I choose to marry doesn't affect you in any way, so fvck off and stop trying to make that decision for me.
@ archiethesailor, Ok Archiethesailor. The new rule is that the moment people start saying that if we allow gays whats next allowing 30 year olds to be with under age kids they are immediately wrong and have lost the argument. It means that you hate for no reason because you don't understand the difference between two consenting adults and a child that doesn't have the right to consent. There is a vast difference and the fact that you try to use that to prove that gave the wrong makes you a failure. I'm
@ archiethesailor, at the end of the day, you can give any excuse for your bigotry. Be it the bible, the Quran, Thor or Zeus. But it doesn't make you any less of a cvnt.
@Keiji, I'm immediately wrong because I have an argument against gay marriage? That's how it works now?
@Promiscuous penguin, I don't know how I can explain that race and sexuality are different. I'm not telling them to go to the back of the bus, or to use different rooms and fountains, or that they can't vote and become leaders of their country. I'm just saying that they can't have sex or get married. If the world were overpopulated, that rule would destroy our species by preventing a new generation from coming. The new rule would more likely involve sterilization, or limiting the amount of kids you can have (isn't China doing that already? ). I'm sorry if I seem like I'm trying to oppress people, or take away rights, but I'm not.
@ archiethesailor, you are literally taking two people's right to be together away, by oppressing their freedom.
@ archiethesailor, you are immediately wrong because you compare consenting adult with a child that cant consent. It's like comparing the color red to the color green the matter how you look at it it's two different things.
@Keiji, A child can't LEGALLY consent. There's a difference between law and reality. Comparing two different sexualities is perfectly acceptable and doesn't make me wrong at all.
@ archiethesailor, theres a reason why children cant legally consent. It is no where near the same as two consenting "adults". If you can't tell the difference than this is the very reason your argument will fail/lose/invalid every time. You have no right to tell adults how to live. But kids cant make good decisions which is why they dont have a legal right to consent to nearly anything.
@ archiethesailor, it's not that you have an argument against it that makes you immediately wrong. It's that particular argument that you use is a wrong argument and has no standing because it is two different things
I don't like gay people in general, but some gay people are cool people, I don't like talking to them a lot though because they usually start to talk sexually towards me and I hate that
Homosexuality is wrong. I don't care what you or anyone else thinks. It's a sin. End of story. Same as lying, stealing, killing...it's not "homophobia". It's taking a stand against sin. Downvote all you want. Like I care about people tapping a thumbs up or down button
@Trust Me, Homosexuality is wrong in your little Christian bubble. Things work a little differently here in the real world.
@Fear The Norquist, you're assuming he is Christian. You realize most major religions condemn homosexuality, right? Muslims Hindus Jews Islamic Buddhist... Among many
@janicejharvey, Hinduism and Buddhism don't condemn homosexuality. Please be less ignorant the next time you reply.
@Trust Me, There's absolutely nothing wrong with being attracted to someone of the same gender because who you're attracted to is beyond your control. If it is a "sin" to do something you have no control over, your god is an unjust asshole. It IS homophobia, and I'm taking a stand against you saying nonsensical bullscheiße that causes people to lose their rights.
I will point out as a straight male that I have been sexually assaulted by a gay guy so I'm a little more uncomfortable around them. Go ahead and call me a homophobe, but it's not like gay people are perfect an can do no wrong. They're like everyone else and deserve as much respect as they give to others
My friend who is straight but I like doesn't give a shjt, and more people should be this way.
I'm not homophobic but just the thought of two guys being luvy duby makes me feel almost ill if not a little uncomfortable
Despite the fact most gay men believe that they can turn a straight guy gay.. I've heard it a million times.
"Homophobia" does not mean you fear homosexuals, but that you fear people of the same gender. SJW's are simply too stupid to understand basic Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes, so, in the name of political correctness, they continue to misuse the word.
I'm not a fan of the gay lifestyle but if that's what they want to do it doesn't really affect me so I don't bother anyone about it.
Well you would know when a gay guy hits on you... :/ uncomfortable as fvck.
I should clarify I'm probably not homophobic.