I find it shockingly ironic that the minority groups who are vehemently homophobic happen to be some of the most repressed in history.
are most young people in the UK homophobic? Watch
- 15-07-2009 08:41
(Original post by foxo)
- 15-07-2009 09:52
I'm interested in what you mean by 'advocating mistreatment'. There's a gargantuan difference between 'disapproval' and 'advocating mistreatment'.
I completely agree with civil marriages for consenting adults, but would you say that churches should be forced to marry same-sex couples or to change their stances on homosexuality? That would be rather illiberal, wouldn't it? Whether you consider homophobia to be ridiculous and prejudiced or not, shouldn't people be entitled to their own opinions? To be accepted in a church for example is not a civil liberty - as an atheist, I certainly wouldn't expect or want to be married in a Catholic Church. Why should it be different for homosexuals, who are quite clearly condemned in that religious sect?
It's not just, say, Catholicism with homosexuality, though is it? I personally feel that aspects of certain types of Islam are pretty harsh on women. So, yes, these religions and their followers have every right to their opinions but I just feel as if, what happens when these doctrines become entangled in the fight against people's rights and liberties? :/ Must I respect your argument on religious grounds, even if it is blatantly bigoted and if you had your way, it would lead to gross unfairness?
- 15-07-2009 10:00
I think most people are more homophobophobic than homophobic.
- 15-07-2009 10:02
It seems to be mostly 14 year old boys that are the most abusive to gays.