Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Are you A Homophobe?

Initially, I wanted to retort back by asking what type of stupid question is this, but I remembered, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” (I Pet 3:15). It is certain that most people especially the homosexuals are misusing the terms homophobia and homophobe. Many people speak with a lot of nescience when the issue of homosexuality comes up. If you said you do not believe in homosexuality, they will say you are a hater or homophobe. Some will say that you are showing homophobic tendencies. Those arguments will mean that if someone said he does not like your shoes, then that individual is a homophobe. He or she hates or fears humans because he does not like your shoes. Do you see the fallacy in such logic?
The word "homophobic" is a total malapropism in relation to people who do not adhere to sodomy. Not being in favor of a philosophy does not mean that you hate the philosophers or the exponents thereof. While I do not share the apology for homosexuality, I still think it is the right of the individual to live as they want.  Notwithstanding, I will not be cowed to kowtow to godlessness just to be politically correct.
The word homophobia is defined as “Fear of or contempt for lesbians and gay men.” If two ladies went to the store and one of them saw a pair of shoes. Her friend insisted for her to buy the pair of shoes, but she replies, “I don’t like it!” Does it mean that she hates the shoe, or does it even mean that she has contempt for her friend buying the shoes? No, the shoes are just not her preference. It does not mean she hates or has contempt for them; it is the same thing with homosexuality.  Simply because an individual said that he or she does not like the lifestyle does not mean that he/she hates them or has contempt. It simply means that it is not their preference.  
Another example will be movies. A friend of mine told me that he does not like action movies but likes scary movies, and I told him I do not like scary movies, but I like action movies. It neither means that he hates those of us who watch action movies nor that I hate those who watch scary movies since we are friends.  Just because someone has a preference over what you like does not entail hatred for your pacifier or even you.
When you get angry because they do not like what you like, you are actually the one trying to impose your lifestyle on others. Thus, we can rightly say that the homosexuals are the ones trying to impose their lifestyle on others because they demonize anyone and everyone who says he does not like their lifestyle. Just as they have their preference, other people too have theirs.
I was asking some children what they will like to become in future. One of them said a swimmer, but her friend said she will like to be a scientist. According to the logic that most people apply when homosexuality is concerned, it means that the student who wants to be a swimmer is a homophobe because she hates scientists. It means she is showing homophobic tendencies towards the scientists.
Therefore, note that simply because someone says he does not practice or believe in homosexuality does not mean he hates gays and lesbians. That is very preposterous and fallacious!

Until then, I don’t believe in homosexuality, but I am not a homophobe.

St Arrey of Ntenako

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