I love what this message says, I know someone who hates gays more than anything, often saying things like "cause of those fags I need to watch what I say" and that being gay is disgusting, he even acts coldly toward people doing the gay straight alliance day of silence, saying "oh, you're supporting the fags..." Hatred toward sexuality is childish, especially if you use words like "fag"
Why do people think they have a right to pass judgement on peoples lives, positively or negatively. I dont care about anyones sexuality unless they are a person i am interested in dating(for obvious reasons) and find the "thats kewl that you are bi, straight gay etc" just as deamening and damaging as negative comments. Why? Because it still perpetuates thr myth that your sexuality somehow makes you different.
Pansexual = when you love people for who they are APART from which gender they are - It's used to describe someone who is attracted to what's between your ears, rather than what's between your legs. Asexual = feeling no or little sexuality for people, not sexual attracted to people.
"I think everyone is just fine except for this one group of people that don't share my personal values. They suck and can rot in hell for all I care." I'm glad to see postmodernism has taken us so far from those dark old days of hatred and intolerance. Oh brave new world...
exactly when is it hate though? is it hate for someone to disagree with you and the choices you've made?
will it be hate if you disagree with a brother loving his biological sister? do you hate if you disagree with a man who loves a horse and has sex with it? do you hate when you disagree with someone having five wives or five husbands? did you actually say anything hateful in any of these situations, or made an actual effort to truly hurt someone? Or was the lack of acceptance enough to warrant the charge of "hate"?
Or is it simply hate when the current society deems a certain type of disagreement as hate?
Can it be that hate is also when you punish those who disagree with you?
How about when people mock, insult and threaten others for their sexuality? When people are physically and psychologically abused for it? When people are told to kill themselves and called any number of cruel slurs and suffer from depression or commit suicide just because they're not accepted for something they can't change?
Or did you overlook all of those in your attempt to play the devil's advocate?
did you not read my reply? i specifically asked if it was hate ONLY when you disagree with a person's sexual behavior and also mentioned that it had nothing to do with the actions you mentioned.
disagreeing with someone and ACTING upon your disagreement with them are where lines are crossed. but this very broad, and let's be honest, rude reaction to a anyone who has an opposing view on sexuality outside of heterosexuality is border-line hate on it's own.
being a free and tolerant society means that you must allow people to disagree with each other in the social sphere. It doesn't mean you should tolerate people taking that a step further and actually abusing their fellow person. but is simply refusing to accept their behavior considered abuse?
and is it not abuse when you find ways to punish people who disagree with you, but do nothing to physically or mentally hurt you?
i'm sorry, the argument here is that hate is a part of human life. everyone has hated someone for something, and everyone has acted on it. there are some who are far worse then most, but you do need to learn how to deal with a society that won't support every behavior you have. and it's certainly not right for a society to deem those who simply disagree with the LGBT movement as bigots, ignorant, intolerant, etc. they have a RIGHT to disagree. but they don't have a right to retaliate against your behavior.
the question is, will you support someone who peacefully disagrees with your behavior? or will you mock them? will you disparage them? will you suddenly try to make them a minority that should be forced to change their minds? and would you agree that doing such a thing is hate in itself?
If we're supposed to be tolerant, then why bash back the haters? :/ I mean some aren't so bad; I knew quite a handful homophobics and such who are actually nice people. They will say they are, too, but at least they're not bashing on our other friend who are gay, lesbian, bi, trans, etc. They still hang out with them, though they tell us politely when they need to leave when the convo or something makes them cringe. It just really hurts me to see those of my friends being threatened and such just because of the people they just choose to "not like".
First of all, if they CHOOSE not to like them, they went wrong somewhere. But I think they can't help it... Just as gay people don't CHOOSE to be gay. I don't hate you for saying this, but you're not totally thinking right... I mean, let's see, it sais 'if you hate on someody for their sexuality', not 'if you're homophobic'. Those homophobic people may disgust gay people 'being gay', but they can still choose to hate them or not to... You know what I mean? And I actually think your gay/trans/bi etc. also feel hurt sometimes when they get to hear people abhor them for their sexuality. That's why statements like this are raised.
I think it just depends on the person. I have two friends (both guys), and one is openly gay and the other is openly homophobic/against gay marriage/etc., and while they aren't the closest, they tolerate each other just fine. As long as the conversation doesn't turn to something like sexualities, you'd never know they were so divided.