First of all, I'm a conservative/libertarian (that happens to be gay), so don't think I'm some whining liberal that's going to call you names for being homophobic, i'm not. I want a genuine discussion.
What is it exactly that you don't approve of/why do you dislike homosexual people, for being just that, homosexual. It's something I've never understood. I've never in my time heard a valid reason for disagreeing with homosexuality or homosexual behaviour, I'd love to hear a valid argument.
Believe it or not, it is not something we choose, whilst i personally do not believe it to be genetic, rather 'nurture' over 'nature' (from personal experience), we still don't 'choose' to be homosexual, trust me. Even if we did, why would it be a problem? Why exactly does it matter when it literally doesn't effect your life in the slightest.
The only reasons I've found so far that make people homophobic;
1) Religious reasons (completely irrational imo)
2) Internalised homophobia (homophobic person is secretly gay themselves)
Disclaimer: I respect anyone's views on this matter and if you genuinely do not approve of homosexuality, i'm fine with that, i just want to know exactly why you have a problem with it.
I don't get it either. You're right that it isn't a choice, and I doubt it's genetic either (after all, homosexuals can't reproduce and pass on any "gay genes" without treatment like IVF which has only existed for 40 years or so). It falls under my standard rule of thumb: don't judge people for things they can't control.
I dont mind people being gay, but when they are annoying and when their personality is primarily "gay" then that gets annoying, just go be gay but you dont need to be all in my face
I get homophobia and as a gay myself I've managed to make a fair few homophobic friends. The main reasons why they dislike homosexuality is because either they're worried they'll get hit on, which would emasculate them, or they dislike the OTT homosexuals. All of the homophobes I've befriend were really nice people, didn't care that I was gay once I'd assured I wasn't into them and were mostly against the idea, not the people.
It's a good question. Can't be all about religion, evil and insidious though this influence can be. Seems to originate from a general intolerance where minorities are victimised and for a long period of time it was institutionalised to a massive extent. Glad that I have lived at the time where the tide has turned.
I don't believe in gay genes, I was married once and didn't discover my gay identity until my early twenties. I also have a daughter who is heterosexual and happily married with a son.
I believe being different is a unique good thing, life would be boring if everyone was the same I'm glad I have got many aspects to my personality, being gay is just a small aspect. Some gay people are artistic, musical and talented in many fields similarly to straight people, we are all human after all.