Homophobia should be classed as a mental illness Watch

Poll: Homophobia should be classed as a mental illness.
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Rorschach II
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I had to contribute to the number of threads about homosexuality today, as they have soared. Endless discussions...

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I won't present my arguments as of yet, in case they affect polling results.
Only giving two options, so go for the one you're more for.
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It's not mental illness; it's just plain bigotry and close-mindedness. Just as racism isn't a mental illness. This viewpoint not only forgives homophobia to some extent, but it also furthers the stigma against mental illness.
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Holding stupid views like yours should be classed as a mental illness
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No, homophobia is just the result of indoctrination/bigotry/prejudice etc, if we say homophobia is a mental illness then surely racism, sexism and any sort of bigotry would be seen as a mental illness... ! Bigotry is just a learned behaviour.
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As someone who is mentally ill I find that offensive.
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Hahahha don't bite, OP is clearly a cretin
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(Original post by tanyapotter)
It's not mental illness; it's just plain bigotry and close-mindedness. Just as racism isn't a mental illness. This viewpoint not only forgives homophobia to some extent, but it also furthers the stigma against mental illness.
I never considered that; thank you.

It was more of a thought-provoking thread, but I have to admit many homophobes perpetually stay narrow-minded. It does affect their day to day activities and life, to hold such unnecessary hatred. I was inclined for it, but this makes me feel guilty for those with mental illnesses.

I will mayhaps reconsider my stance.
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(Original post by Dylann)
Holding stupid views like yours should be classed as a mental illness
I wouldn't say stupid, uneducated maybe. But it was for a discussion.

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As someone who is mentally ill I find that offensive.
Sorry for my transgression of being insensitive and thoughtless; I didn't intend to offend.
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(Original post by XcitingStuart)
I wouldn't say stupid, uneducated maybe. But it was for a discussion.



Sorry for my transgression of being insensitive and thoughtless; I didn't intend to offend.
Well you know ..... we get a bad enough rep as it is without adding homophobia. Thanks for the apology.
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