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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, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Define "phobia".

a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it


So therefore, "homophobia" would be a "a persistent, irrational fear of homosexuals".

Am I wrong?
I provided a link to Merriam Webster to help you out. Do you disagree with it?
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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A lot of people seem to compare homophobia to racism. Explain why some would think so.

Do you think homophobia is bad as racism or worse?

society doesn't really see it that way. to a certain degree, jokes about homosexuals are still widely tolerated. jokes about different races are an absolute no, no. imo, they're exactly the same, i'm just pointing out what i think society deems tolerable
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:35 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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I tolerate many others I don't agree with and they all have the same rights as other Americans.
They don't deserve special laws and I would appreciate if they would stay away from our kids in school.

I don't know why they and some others think they deserve extra special rights or funding.

I think there is little racism or homophobia that is even noticeable in the goings on of everyday life at the workplace.
I think it is more to be found among the ignorant perpetually unemployed.
There are no special rights that homosexuals are asking for. We want and deserve the same federal rights, 1049 at last count, that all straight people that are allowed to marry, receive. These are rights that are denied us because we are gay and simply for that reason. Why do straights get these special rights, why do they get tax breaks when gays pay taxes too. Why do straights get to inherit their spouses property without undue taxation? If anyone is getting special rights it is all the straight people that are allowed to get married and divorced as often as they feel like with no denial of their special rights. Straight people can be free to marry the one they love, gays are told to hide in the closet, find a straight person to dupe and marry that person under false circumstances, live a lie, and all just to satisfy the expectations of society at large. Do you understand that that is tyranny of the majority and not equal and fair treatment. As long as people are allowed to create laws banning gay marriage, gay adoption or foster care, gay spousal benefits and health care, we are being discriminated against because of homophobia, misinformation and lies. We are not even trusted to know our own selves and that is evident in so many people thinking we make the choice to be gay, like you make the choice to be straight. Until the federal government stops this mass discrimination against us, there will be a constant battle between gays and straights over who deserves those special 1049 rights that you take advantage of and abuse.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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"Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood. This sets the stage for further repression and violence that spread all too easily to victimize the next minority group."

-Coretta Scott King
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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There is segregation between straights and gays too.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: California
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Default Is homophobia as bad as racism?

In my opinion the word Homophobic is just like the little 6 year old calling someone a name because they wont agree or play with them, they go to the teacher to settle the matter just as the Homosexuals run to the courts to force themselves to be accepted on society as normal, they want special laws so people can not call them names, they push for children to be brainwashed into believing they are normal.

It has nothing to do with racism and cannot compare to it, Homosexuals are not a race they are a group of people who are mentally confused and thatís not to say they are bad people just confused.

Which is worst? I say racism by far; I just donít know anyone who would fall into the Homophobic category any more than someone being Hetrophobic.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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Oh really? "have gained public acceptance" by whom??? A special interest group?
Yeah. Let's just rewrite word definitions like we rewrite history.
Exactly. You said it perfectly. The left-wing media has tried to distort the meaning and the naive have bought into it.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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In my opinion the word Homophobic is just like the little 6 year old calling someone a name because they wont agree or play with them, they go to the teacher to settle the matter just as the Homosexuals run to the courts to force themselves to be accepted on society as normal, they want special laws so people can not call them names, they push for children to be brainwashed into believing they are normal.
We use the word "homophobic" because to come right out and say "ignorant insecure with their own sexuality troglodytes" or "religious whackjob crazies who speak to invisible people in the sky" is usually a little bit too blunt, even if it may be technically more accurate to describe those who have "problems" with homosexuals or homosexuality.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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Define "phobia".
a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it

So therefore, "homophobia" would be a "a persistent, irrational fear of homosexuals".
Am I wrong?
Yep. You've got it. So back to the OPs question homophobia is not as bad a racism.
The left has twisted it. People who think it is wrong are billed "homophobes" which is a joke, and any discerning person would understand this.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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In my opinion the word Homophobic is just like the little 6 year old calling someone a name because they wont agree or play with them, they go to the teacher to settle the matter just as the Homosexuals run to the courts to force themselves to be accepted on society as normal, they want special laws so people can not call them names, they push for children to be brainwashed into believing they are normal.

It has nothing to do with racism and cannot compare to it, Homosexuals are not a race they are a group of people who are mentally confused and thatís not to say they are bad people just confused.

Which is worst? I say racism by far; I just donít know anyone who would fall into the Homophobic category any more than someone being Hetrophobic.
You fall into the category of homophobic, you refuse to accept valid findings that homosexuality is not abnormal, yet you persist in calling it that, it is you that is mentally confused by a bigoted antiquated book. I am not confused one bit. We are a group of people that are being discriminated against because of people like you. You are the problem with equal rights going forward and history will list people like you as blockades to full equal rights. Swell way to go down in history. I AM NOT CONFUSED!!!
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