What's the deal?

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  1. Heritagefarm

    Heritagefarm Left wing, right wing, they taste the same. Supporter

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    He didn't say he "didn't endorse it," he said it was outright immoral, which according to normal English linguistics is condemnation.
     
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  2. AmericanStand

    AmericanStand Well-Known Member

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    Still not a Phobia
     
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  3. Heritagefarm

    Heritagefarm Left wing, right wing, they taste the same. Supporter

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    Homophobia doesn't relate like to a regular phobia, it also includes intolerance, hate, and suspicion.
     
  4. mreynolds

    mreynolds Well-Known Member

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    Then by definition it's not a phobia in the literal sense?
     
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  5. Heritagefarm

    Heritagefarm Left wing, right wing, they taste the same. Supporter

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    Like agoraphobia, claustrophobia, etc? No.
     
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    mreynolds Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I never know what you kids come up with next lol.

    I think we would call it what it is and leave the PC words out because all this time I was thinking it was a real phobia. It gets confusing to some of us. I kept imagining someone running from a gay man screaming at the top of his lungs in fright.
     
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  7. AmericanStand

    AmericanStand Well-Known Member

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    So once again we have a "wronged Class" getting special treatment?
     
  8. Irish Pixie

    Irish Pixie Well-Known Member

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    So you agree that bigot is the best term to use in this situation? I certainly think it fits best.
     
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  9. Heritagefarm

    Heritagefarm Left wing, right wing, they taste the same. Supporter

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    I really don't know what you're trying to say here. Are you supporting someone who considers me immoral because I'm gay now? (Actually bi/pansexual, but whatever, no need to muddle the waters). And if you're confused I can offer additional clarification, you're obviously rather in the dark about some LGBT issues.

    Since when did "not getting castigated as an immoral pervert" qualify as special treatment?
     
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    Apparently not supporting Gay behavior is all it takes to be labeled as having a Phobia of gays as opposed to everything else that requires a actual fear of something.
    I think that's special treatment
     
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    Heritagefarm Left wing, right wing, they taste the same. Supporter

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    Feel free to continue twisting my words, I know better than to try educating you.
     
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    Son, they are very important to me. It is obvious they aren't to you. Sorry is right.
     
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    Right, in your little world it is a SPECIAL phobia.
     
  14. Bearfootfarm

    Bearfootfarm Hello, hello....is there anybody in there.....? Supporter

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    Still not "phobia".
     
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    It would serve politicians and radical social engineers to avoid lumping a gay lifestyle with ethnicities. Whether I agree with an issue or not, messaging is important, and coat tailing on those who can't "self identify" is offensive and demeaning.
     
  16. Irish Pixie

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    Pish. You didn't invent the term "homophobia", it originated in the 60s and it's coiner said that there was "morbid fear" in some men over the mere thought of homosexuality.

    Immorality is subjective, and hatred of LGBT+ is bigotry, in my opinion.
     
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    Well yes if the shoe fits. I prefer a more direct approach. I seriously thought homophobia was a real phobia. I try and keep up though.
     
  18. Irish Pixie

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    It probably could be a real phobia, there can be fear of anything, but it's slang term. Bigot is just better...
     
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    Will that's the way I looked at it too. But looking at several definitions online it's not that way anymore. Seems it has changed without my knowing.