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View Poll Results: Is homophobia just as bad as racism?
Yes 93 55.69%
No 68 40.72%
Not sure 6 3.59%
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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Words are important, if we can't agree on meanings of specific words ,how can we truly communicate.

I say, I don't like homosexual acts, not the person. I am accused of 'hating'.

I may disagree with your reasons, but I don't feel I should call you a liar,
or accuse you of hating. Hate is a really strong word. I don't hate anyone.

BTW, we don't often agree, but you are civil, and try to understand others. I appreciate that.
The poster is also incorrect as phobia does mean "fear of" as exemplified by agoraphobia-fear of open spaces
claustrophobia-fear of enclosed spaces
Arachnophobia-fear of spiders
Ophidiophobia -fear of snakes
Acrophobia-fear of heights. etc etc etc.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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You're mixing up a person's personal intentions or desires with basic biological design, unless you can keep these 2 separate in your head we can't talk about this sort of stuff.
Seriously! Too funny.
But I think you are right-we can't.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Europe
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You're mixing up a person's personal intentions or desires with basic biological design, unless you can keep these 2 separate in your head we can't talk about this sort of stuff.
Nice deflection. You have no "natural" answer to all the millions of women that don't want to have babies even though by nature they were made to have babies. And you ignore the portion of men that have no interest in sex even though they should spread their sperm as nature tells them.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Europe
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Seriously! Too funny.
But I think you are right-we can't.
Do you actually have anything to contribute other than belittling other posters and chearleading the ones that share your opinion?
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: bold new city of the south
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I don't view any of that as unnatural and I see where you're heading but you're wrong. A woman that doesn't want kids is perfectly natural and that's her choice. The female body was designed or evolved to give birth and the male body was designed or evolved to produce sperm which is needed to fertilize a female's egg. Basic biology and science dictates that homosexuality in humans is unnatural. A straight couple who don't want to have kids is no big deal, that's a choice and has nothing to do with biology. I don't care if people want to be in a relationship or not, that has nothing to do with this conversation. People who choose not to have sex also has nothing to do with this conversation.'

Using common sense and the most basic knowledge of biology and physiology it's pretty clear that homosexuality in humans is unnatural.
That's very close to how I feel.

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Shouldn't gays who want to marry (the same sex) be able to pursue happiness too, then?
I can see why they would want to marry, but I think it's wrong. I believe marraige is a holy covenant between God, a man, and a woman. I believe most Americans believe that way, but many are afraid to voice their opinions because of PC. Time after time, 'the people' choose marriage for only a man and woman.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Europe
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I can see why they would want to marry, but I think it's wrong. I believe marraige is a holy covenant between God, a man, and a woman. I believe most Americans believe that way, but many are afraid to voice their opinions because of PC. Time after time, 'the people' choose marriage for only a man and woman.
Thats why americans are so crazy about divorces.
You fight gay marriage, but you dont fight divorces.

And you like hot lesbians. And you don't consider yourself a hypocrite.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Here
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That's very close to how I feel.



I can see why they would want to marry, but I think it's wrong. I believe marraige is a holy covenant between God, a man, and a woman. I believe most Americans believe that way, but many are afraid to voice their opinions because of PC. Time after time, 'the people' choose marriage for only a man and woman.
See, my God thinks marriage is between any two people who are devoted to each other. So the question now becomes, Whose god wins? On the other hand, maybe God should be left out of the equation entirely and equal rights for all be the single consideration. I mean, isn't there suppose to be a separation of church and state?
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: NY, NY
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I get what you're saying but you're not listening to me at all. I don't hate gay people in any way at all, I just don't agree that homosexuality is right. I don't expect you to turn straight, I don't think you have a choice in the matter and I don't expect you to do anything to make me happy. I support your right to marry along with all rights that straight people enjoy, I just don't see homosexuality in a positive light. That's my OPINION, that doesn't mean I don't have a lot of homosexual friends because frankly I like homosexuals a lot more than alcoholics and I have a lot of drunkard friends too. I'm not doing anything or passing any laws that take away or block your rights and I sure as hell don't hate you nor am I fearful of you.
I never said you hated gay people at all. Your opinion is your opinion, if you dont see homosexuality in a positive light, then so be it. I don't agree with you, me being gay and all, but if you respect me, then I will respect you. What you say about me behind closed doors doesn't really matter as long as the respect is there.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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Thats why americans are so crazy about divorces.
You fight gay marriage, but you dont fight divorces.

And you like hot lesbians. And you don't consider yourself a hypocrite.
Not this man. I don't find lesbians appealing at all. Besides, lesbians are very anti-heterosexual.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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That's very close to how I feel.


I can see why they would want to marry, but I think it's wrong. I believe marraige is a holy covenant between God, a man, and a woman. I believe most Americans believe that way, but many are afraid to voice their opinions because of PC. Time after time, 'the people' choose marriage for only a man and woman.
Well said. Pretty basic. I don't think people are necessarily fearful to voice their opinion. I believe they have been hood-winked by the left wing media and actually believe the propaganda.
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