• #4
    Are people who are against murder actually killers? Are people who hate thievery actually kleptomaniacs? Are people who want to live in low crime areas actually criminals? Are people who dislike spinach actually closet spinach eaters?
  • #2
    I've always felt that people who are the most homophobic are are those who have harbored same-sex attractions. I think those who have same-sex attractions that they don't act on feel that if they haven't acted on those feelings, then others should be able to "overcome" their own desires. It would also explain why these same people would be the ones who most loudly proclaim homosexuality to be a "choice". After all, they made (and likely continue to make) a choice not to engage in homosexual feelings, therefore they have no sympathy for others who do "give in" and live out a homosexual lifestyle. Of course, this wouldn't explain all homophobia - there are definitely those who oppose gay rights because of their religious beliefs, but it does, I think, explain some of it.
  • #1
    I disagree! Most people who object to homosexuality is do to their religious beliefs and the way they were raised. I think even the notion that this is true is funny. I was raised in a gay home and I seen first hand what bigotry is all about. It has nothing to do with repressed sexuality.
  • #6
    The purpose of this pseudo-scientific propaganda is intended to silence vocal opponents of homosexual behavior even on natural, Christian, and real scientific fact grounds, on the likelihood that they will be accused by the very same people who engage in this degenerate homosexual perversion, that they are also homosexual.
  • #7
    From Behaviorism and Mental Health:

    Homosexuality: The Mental Illness That Went Away

    According to the American Psychiatric Association, until 1974 homosexuality was a mental illness. Psychiatrists wrote copiously on the subject, and homosexuality was “treated” on a wide basis. There was little or no suggestion within the psychiatric community that homosexuality might be conceptualized as anything other than a mental illness that needed to be treated. And, of course, homosexuality was listed as a mental illness in DSM-II.

    Then in 1970 gay activists protested against the APA convention in San Francisco. These scenes were repeated in 1971, and as people came out of the “closet” and felt empowered politically and socially, the APA directorate became increasingly uncomfortable with their stance. In 1973 the APA’s nomenclature task force recommended that homosexuality be declared normal. Homosexuality was no longer listed in the seventh edition of DSM-II, which was issued in 1974.

    What’s noteworthy about this is that the removal of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses was not triggered by some scientific breakthrough but by vote.
  • #8
    From Life Site News:

    Poor mental health among homosexuals caused by “lifestyle itself” or “discrimination”?

    A study of the mental health of homosexual Australians, called the Private Lives 2 survey, purports to show that the much higher rate of psychiatric treatment sought by homosexuals, compared to heterosexuals, is due to discrimination and lack of societal “acceptance.” At the same time, other studies have come to repeated conclusions indicating that “the male homosexual lifestyle itself” is a primary cause of these mental health issues.
  • #5
    To begin with, I've never encountered "homophobia." I've seen people disgusted by gays, yes, but never afraid. We need to get rid of the "homophobe" word. As for the question, Are people who hate gays gay themselves? I doubt it. But there's no such thing as "homophobia." Just homo-disgust. There's a difference ...
  • #3
    I guess if I were heading up the cause to advance the LGBT-agenda, this would be the kind of study that I would be promoting. As a dude, I just can't seem to justify sticking my dong in another dude's personal space...and vice-versa. I'm 100% sure that the thought of it doesn't turn me on in the least little bit. If I was as ignorant and small-minded as this study intends to imply, it might disturb me to the point that I'd feel uncomfortable speaking my mind on the subject, and I believe that is the desired effect of those publishing such "findings".