Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Homophobiaphobia

I would like to coin a new term: homophobiaphobia ~ the fear or strong disapproval of the heterosexual disapproval of homosexuality; ie, when gays can't tolerate the fact that straight people are averse to homosexuality. The common term, "homophobia," is actually a misnomer: it suggests both a clinical condition as well as an irrational fear.

Everyone that I know that has an aversion to same-sex attraction has a logic behind it, some more reasonable than others, but a logic nonetheless. It is therefore a rational conclusion because it is based on ideas, experiences, and beliefs.

There are many logical reasons to disapprove of homosexuality, and all other licentious sexual behavior, but whenever these views are shared they are immediately put down as "homophobic," which suggests irrationality and automatically deems an idea unacceptable and it's author uneducated, uncouth, and unfit for consideration. Why has this attitude developed? Because those that participate in socially unacceptable behaviors are always seeking to normalize their ways by forcing acceptance of the behavior on the general populace.

A poet once said:

"Vice is a monster of such frightful mein,
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet, seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace."


[vice = An evil habit or wicked tendency, mien = appearance]

First, the objectionable matter is put before us: we don't like it, but we are forced to see it and not allowed to object, so we endure. Next, after we have been caused to ignore our consciences, we begin to feel pity for the misfit and his ways. Then, we see defeat as the population begins to doubt his own moral conscience, to question why they even objected in the first place as they can no longer remember, and then to embrace the evil thing as equal to or above the moral behavior it replaces.



Stop the Homophobiaphobic!!!

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