Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Homophobia

Why is it that if you don't like something -- say pasta or diet coke -- everyone is ok with that, and your decision is justified by the simple fact that you don't like it. You might even hear people support you for your decision by saying "That's alright. It's a free country. You live how you want to live." Yet, why is it that if someone says they don't like homosexuality they are immediately branded a homophobe without reason or explanation?

I personally don't like stealing or murder, yet I would never call someone a steal-aphobe or a murder--phobe by the mere fact that they don't like stealing or murder. I can't wait till Coke starts demanding an apology for all those people who don't like their drinks -- all those coke-ophobes. Besides, why can't a person still have a personal opinion about something?

Well, the Curt Jester has advice for people who are called homophobes for the mere fact that they disagree with homosexuality.

1 comment:

Josephus Flavius said...

http://byzantineramblings.blogspot.com/2007/10/check-your-faith-at-door.html

I love that the pro-gay side gets to come up with its own terms. Being against the gay lifestyle means I'm "afraid" (phobia) of gay people. Do I haver pederastophobia? How about McDonaldsophobia? Liturgicaldanceophobia?
We can choose to legalize any number of behaviors and thereby give them our implicit approval for their actions.
I wonder what an apostle would have to say here... oh, wait Romans 1:26-32. Is anyone saying we should put gay people to death these days? I think not. Read document after document from the Vatican, Moscow, or even the USCCB and you'll see an unwillingness to "bless" these actions, while at the same time speaking to the love and understanding we should have for people who have entered the homosexual lifestyle.

"For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working unseemliness, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due. And even as they refused to have God in [their] knowledge, God gave them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, unmerciful: who, knowing the ordinance of God, that they that practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also consent with them that practice them."

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