|Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 27):|
If the thought of men putting their peepees up each others butts makes you feel bad....
To finish this sentence:
Then the United States Navy is not for you!
|Quoting Fllcontinental (Thread starter):|
I have homophobia and am not proud of it. It's not that I think that gays are morally repugnant but I just feel uncomfortable anytime I am around a gay. Does anybody else here share my fear?
Well, if I can offer some insight that might help, since I've gone 180 on this issue.
Since starting college, I've had a change of opinion on this. I used to be adamantly against gay marriage. In fact, at some Youth Government conference my senior year of high school, I even made the "Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" argument during one of the debates. I think a lot of my opinion then was the area of the country I spent most of my school years in (3rd grade through 12th grade) in the heart of the Bible-Belt, that is Central Georgia. So I was surrounded by a lot of people who not only thought gay marriage was wrong, but also, that homosexuality was a sin (though my beliefs never went that far). But fast forward through two-and-a-half years of college in there and some exposure to different things and some of your views change. For me, my stance on gays and gay marriage was one of those changes, and I'm no longer against gay marriage. I think it's time my fellow Republicans dropped the issue and moved on. Different people go through different things that make them see stuff differently. My cousin went through a similar change. His girlfriend's brother was gay and that was an eye-opener for him.
I will add though, I think a lot of it is media perception. The media doesn't show "normal, boring" gay people. They show the cross-dressers, "Dykes on Bikes", those who are often described as "flaming homosexuals". You know what I'm talking about, and I think it severely hurts the perception of gay people, and it helps drive this irrational fear of gays.