if you were not gay would u be a homophobe

  • Mohannned

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    Sep 26, 2009 1:38 AM GMT
    that Q always crosses my mind
    I mean I live in a homophobic country were being gay is illigal and I think to myself
    if I wasn't gay would I be a homophobe
    well a lots of gays here r homophobe

    I guess I will never know
    but do u think about that icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 26, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    First of all, my condolences on living in a country that is so violently opposed to letting homosexuals be who they are.

    And to answer your question, no, I would not be a homophobe if I was straight. I've always been very libertarian, live and let live. I do not get hung up on how other people live their lives. I do not have a repulsive instinct against those who are different from me.

    That is a part of my character and not dependent on my sexual identity.
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    Sep 26, 2009 2:37 AM GMT
    Mohannned saidthat Q always crosses my mind
    I mean I live in a homophobic country were being gay is illigal and I think to myself
    if I wasn't gay would I be a homophobe
    well a lots of gays here r homophobe

    I guess I will never know
    but do u think about that icon_rolleyes.gif


    I would like to hope not. My family brought me up to treat everyone equally.
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    Sep 26, 2009 2:39 AM GMT
    I'm not a woman and I am not misogynist.
    I am white but I am not racist.
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    Sep 26, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    Being gay doesn't guarantee that you are not homophobic, unfortunately.

    Hey there, Benny. Teddy. Larry.

    I can't imagine not being gay, but I think my parents raised me right, so no homophobia from me.
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    Sep 26, 2009 2:58 AM GMT
    My parents are very accepting. Even if I were not gay I would had been rasied by liberal/accepting parents, so I doubt I would been a homophobe. It isn't like I was rasied Catholic. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 26, 2009 3:43 AM GMT

    I don't think so because I'm strange. I've always been strange, my parents are strange, all of my brothers and sisters are strange. I don't think our sexual preferences overshadow how strange we are (my brother is bi/unknown, both my sisters are straight). I can say that gay is strange because I am, but if I weren't I'd still be strange, which is why I don't think I'd be homophobic. It'd be impossible for me to because us strange things stick together.

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    Sep 26, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    I'd be a boring strange person if I wasn't gay. Cannot conceive the scenario!
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    Sep 26, 2009 4:05 AM GMT
    Honestly I dunno, being gay has made me the person I am today. I think if i were no gay I wouldn't be as accepting to anything out of the ordinary.
  • kietkat

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    Sep 26, 2009 4:08 AM GMT
    I would hope that I would remain a rational, educated, and open-minded individual if I were straight.
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    Sep 26, 2009 4:10 AM GMT
    Why I'd fellate and violently sodomize every faggot I came a cross. That'd show 'em!
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    Sep 26, 2009 4:22 AM GMT
    Considering that I'm not a fan of the stereotypical gay man right now... I wouldn't be surprised if I was a homophobe. But then again hypothetical questions never really have a purpose other than to mess with our minds.
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    Sep 26, 2009 4:25 AM GMT
    I experienced that situation to a degree, as a US Army officer. Our official US policy doesn't allow gays to serve in uniform, and if someone did something of a homosexual nature to my knowledge, or admitted his or her gay orientation, I was required to take actions to remove them from the military.

    I was at least spared the conflict of being a hypocrite, because I honestly didn't think I was gay myself. At the same time, I and most of my fellow officers had no taste for gay witch hunting.

    I never once had evidence of someone being gay flaunted right in front of me, and I certainly didn't go looking for it. I did have my suspicions a few times, but I just ignored it. I never brought any charges or took prejudicial actions against anyone for allegedly being gay during my entire 25 years.

    Yet neither did I have a strong objection to the basic policy of denying known or admitted gays service in the US military. Relying on the stereotypes I accepted until the day I came out myself, I thought that gays weren't suited for uniformed duty. I'm ashamed of that belief now, but as an officer I was bound to enforce those rules, had I encountered that situation within my command.

    So I guess I was a "potential" homophobe, and a defender of the anti-gay status quo. I try to make up for it now. icon_redface.gif
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    Sep 26, 2009 4:43 AM GMT
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    ... but as an officer I was bound to enforce those rules, had I encountered that situation within my command...

    Sounds like the Nazi "I was just following orders" defense.
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    Sep 26, 2009 5:22 AM GMT
    Going simply on the gays that I have met I'd say I would not be homophobic but would probably not really like very many gays LOL. I mean occasionally I meet a very cool, down to earth, and great spirited gay which is awesome. However the majority of gays that I come across are jerks and over obsessive in some way shape or form. I have very few gay friends and many straight friends for this very reason. Yeah I totally got off subject, no more from me haha.
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    Sep 26, 2009 5:23 AM GMT
    sadly......I think I would be very homophobic. icon_sad.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 26, 2009 5:25 AM GMT
    Depends on what gays I was exposed to. Hell, some gays now make me homophobic icon_lol.gif