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Have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?

Yes. I've met plenty of them.
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Yes. I've met a few of them.
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Yes. I've met a handful of them.
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No. I've never met one that I know of.
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I'm not a homophobe; I just want to see the answers.
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For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« on: April 07, 2015, 10:58:21 AM »
For the sake of this poll, assume a homophobe is someone who:
Believes homosexuality is a disease
Believes homosexuality can be cured
Wants to take away rights[1] from homosexuals solely on the basis that they're homosexuals

And assume a homosexual is someone who outright states they're a homosexual. Don't give me that "gaydar" or "he/she walks like this, so he/she must be gay!" bullshit.

I'm curious to know how many homophobes actually know (or knew) homosexuals. My guess is either none or very few. The "very few" most likely had no idea until they were told by the individual in question that they were homosexual. For anonymity's sake, votes will only be shown in fourteen days.


I was going to post this in "General Religious Discussion" because... well, because there are no (valid) secular arguments against homosexuality[2], but then I remembered this board.
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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 02:27:39 PM »
You do realize some of the biggest anti-gay people have been shown in the past that they, themselves, were gay people? They are either so indoctrinated into their religion that their religion tells them they should hate themselves or they just hate themselves based on irrational[1] fear of ostracism by family and friends that since they can't be themselves neither should others like themselves.

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 02:30:39 PM »
You do realize some of the biggest anti-gay people have been shown in the past that they, themselves, were gay people? They are either so indoctrinated into their religion that their religion tells them they should hate themselves or they just hate themselves based on irrational[1] fear of ostracism by family and friends that since they can't be themselves neither should others like themselves.
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I do. See the part about assuming a homosexual is someone who outright stated they were a homosexual? Repressed homosexual homophobes don't count for the purposes of this poll.
On a personal note, I find it hilarious when a repressed homosexual homophobe (RHH) is caught with his/her pants down... and with someone else (of the same sex) in them. Specially when they try making excuses about why it occurred.

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 02:43:10 PM »
Yeah, I also love it when they deny it or blame others for them being who they truly are.

I said this before: most male antigays are only antigay against men, not women. I remember growing up and my dad banned the Silence of the Lambs in our house because of the male homosexual overtones of the film. Also, Queen and REM were banned from the house because the lead singers were gay. But he had a huge lesbian porn collection. He had no problem against lesbians. Because he's a heterosexual male and heterosexual males love seeing two girls or more have sex. I have yet to meet a heterosexual man who is against lesbian porn. Male porn, yeah. They find it disgusting, and that's fine but don't be a hypocrite about it. And don't advocate hate laws.

Just to state: my dad isn't a homophobe anymore, on any count.

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 02:46:45 PM »
Yeah, I also love it when they deny it or blame others for them being who they truly are.

'Twas da devul!!!

I said this before: most male antigays are only antigay against men, not women.

Indeed. Hypocrisy runs rampant in people who discriminate.

I remember growing up and my dad banned the Silence of the Lambs in our house because of the male homosexual overtones of the film. Also, Queen and REM were banned from the house because the lead singers were gay.

Didn't know about REM. Must listen to more of their songs to support the homosexual agenda. ;)

Just to state: my dad isn't a homophobe anymore, on any count.

He still maintains[1] he's heterosexual?

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 1. By this I don't mean to imply he's not. I don't know him, and not all homophobes - past, present, or future - are homosexuals.
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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015, 03:01:07 PM »
Mike Stipe is so gay. You ever see him sing? Straight men don't move like that. :P (I keed, I keed)

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 03:03:35 PM »
Oh, last question. He owns more lesbian porn than lesbians combined do. He always says he is a lesbian trapped inside a man's body.

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2015, 03:06:39 PM »
<snip>

*Googles "Mike Stipe"*
...You (heterosexuals) can keep him. Now, Luke Evans on the other hand... Sorry, ladies. ;)

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Oh, last question. He owns more lesbian porn than lesbians combined do. He always says he is a lesbian trapped inside a man's body.

So he's a homosexual trapped in a heterosexual's body? &) ;D

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2015, 03:09:47 PM »
I guess. He's got big hairy tits[1]. When we were on good speaking terms (years ago) I would tell him that he was half way there.

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2015, 03:12:33 PM »
He's got big hairy tits[1].
 1. he weighs over 300 pounds at 6'1"

y u do dis? Now I can't focus on my homework.

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2015, 03:16:59 PM »
I tried finding a picture of him but couldn't (online, don't have any off).

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2015, 03:17:53 PM »
I tried finding a picture of him but couldn't (online, don't have any off).

I'm good, thanks.

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2015, 06:07:15 PM »
You two need to get a room. ;)
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2015, 06:17:20 PM »
You two need to get a room. ;)

I have some lesbian porn[1]. Want to watch with us?

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2015, 06:29:16 AM »
I pressed the wrong button.

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2015, 06:43:21 AM »
I pressed the wrong button.

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And what did you vote for? Without knowing that, I can't know which option got an extra vote.
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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2015, 06:51:37 AM »
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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2015, 06:53:23 AM »
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That was my guess, but I just wanted to check. Thanks.
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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2015, 07:12:37 AM »
Yes, I would guess none as well. Despite holding the belief homophobes generally don't admit to it.

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2015, 12:50:41 PM »
Nam, how did your dad shed his homophobeness?

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2015, 02:14:06 PM »
Is it me, or have the theists jumped ship?
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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2015, 02:38:49 PM »
Nam, how did your dad shed his homophobeness?

I have no idea. One day he switched from being a Republican to a Democrat back in 2003/2004 after 35 years of being a Republican. He also stopped being homophobic.

Last time we talked he was still a Creationist which is really strange because we were taught science and SciFi at home, and none of it had Creationism in it. I mean, he has hundreds of science fiction books none of which promote Creationism.

I thought he was of the rare few of Baptists who put more stock in Evolution than God did it. Maybe he was a closeted Evolutionist, or something.

We don't talk anymore. We have no father/son relationship. Frankly, I don't believe we ever did. In such a situation makes me glad I am indifferent. Don't have to care.

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2015, 03:25:45 AM »
Nam, how did your dad shed his homophobeness?

I have no idea. One day he switched from being a Republican to a Democrat back in 2003/2004 after 35 years of being a Republican. He also stopped being homophobic.

Last time we talked he was still a Creationist which is really strange because we were taught science and SciFi at home, and none of it had Creationism in it. I mean, he has hundreds of science fiction books none of which promote Creationism.

I thought he was of the rare few of Baptists who put more stock in Evolution than God did it. Maybe he was a closeted Evolutionist, or something.

We don't talk anymore. We have no father/son relationship. Frankly, I don't believe we ever did. In such a situation makes me glad I am indifferent. Don't have to care.

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It happens... Sorry you all weren't closer. I almost lost my dad last summer and it was really fuckin me up. Decided I would get the most out of em while I still got em.

As for the topic at hand, it supports my opinion that people can overcome their biases and arent slaves to them as some people here suggest.

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Re: For homophobes - have you ever gotten to know a homosexual?
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 04:49:12 PM »
It is very disrespectful to say people are homophobes just because they don't agree with their lifestyle.

For example, I don't agree that people should play video games for 10 hours a day. Does that make me a videogamephobe? I don't think people should eat to the point of obesity. Does that make me a fatophobe?

"Homophobe" was invented by the left as a word for people who don't agree with the left. If you don't agree with everything the left believes, you are labeled hateful, intolerant, and a bigot. The left wants tolerance for everyone (except those who disagree with them.)
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« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 05:05:25 PM »
It is very disrespectful to say people are homophobes just because they don't agree with their lifestyle.

For example, I don't agree that people should play video games for 10 hours a day. Does that make me a videogamephobe? I don't think people should eat to the point of obesity. Does that make me a fatophobe?
It does if you advocate for policies to forbid such self-expression, yes.

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