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Should Homophobia Exist In This Day and Age?

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iheartkimpine Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
After reading many topics on this forum I have noticed that a lot of people use their religion as an excuse to hate or convey a strong hatred of homosexual people. To me, homophobia is utterly disgraceful and you'd think, that in the advanced world we live in today you'd just be able to accept everyone for who they are but of course, there are still a select few bastards...

If you are against the idea of homosexuality then that is your opinion and I shall respect that. But when you start to rant on about how gay people are going to spend eternity in hell and that their existence is a sin and all that rubbish, that's when you are crossing the line of having an opinion, and being an asshole.

I'd love opinions but please be respectful and keep flamewars to a minimum...
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Elidy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
anthropologically, there is no reason for homophobia in the first place. Gay men remove themselves from the mating pool, leaving a wider variety of mates for straight men. If you look at it from a strictly scientific point of view, there has never been a cause for homophobia. Religion is the only cause of homophobia. Proof of this is found in ancient Rome. Before the Catholic Church showed up and wiped out pagan religions, the romans held a very liberal view on sex and sexuality. After the church took over...well...

So no, homophobia has no place in society, it never has. Another question is, in our ever evolving, scientifically intellectual society, does religion have a place?
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Panthera--Shadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
My philosophy on this is "love the sinner, hate the sin." I do not hate gay people or anything like that, though I believe it is wrong. I understand that it is usually a chemical imbalance/brain problem, and they can't help it.
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macker33 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Should gays exist in this day and age.
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andshedreamed Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Photographer
Of course we should - who the hell do you think is going to around to be FABULOUS.
Surely not straight people.
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Nercytf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I am straight. But I dont mind to be around with them. It is their own personal live and as long they happy with that, so do I.
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UncleGargy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as they are not harming anyone then who cares what they get up to. What about Jesus. I wonder if he was gay, what with going around with all those other men. Not being married or having a long term girlfriend. That's why they have a go at gay people. They can't bear to think that the saviour might have been one of the OTHERS!
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carusmm Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Man is not a man unless he is a good man. Homophobia is for assholes.
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Whether or not anyone likes them, doesn't matter. It's the person's biology that determines what sexuality they are.

If that weren't the case, I would still love to have Homosexuality exist because you gain open-mindedness. You have another perspective to learn from. So, it teaches you interesting things.
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delusionalHamster Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, but it still does because people are stupid
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HidesHisFace Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Homophobia should not exist. So should not stupidity (well, homophobia is extreme, pretty much terminal case of stupidity, but I digress), yet it exists.
Sad thing but society has no balls (and I means BALLS) to shun stupidity and make stupid people in general responsible for their actions.
Why, I have no idea, but I know it would solve the problem, because there are two general forms of stupidity.
1. From lack of knowledge that can me cured by education, simple as that - showing people why they acted stupid and how to fix that.
2. Stupidity from choice and ignorance - this is terminal case, and if shun at least it would not have voice and die out eventually - it would take a while though, stupidity tends to be persistent disease.
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