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SciPhile
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Posted - 10/20/2010 :  07:16:04  Show Profile  Visit SciPhile's Homepage Send SciPhile a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"How Science Defends Homosexuality"
http://wp.me/p13ype-a3

[Moved to the Social Issues folder - Dave W.]

Kil
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Posted - 10/20/2010 :  09:49:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by SciPhile

"How Science Defends Homosexuality"
http://wp.me/p13ype-a3

Welcome to SFN SciPhile. Nice site. For those of you who haven't read our latest summary, I featured the above site as my Evil Pick.

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Baxter
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Posted - 10/21/2010 :  07:21:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Baxter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Why do people throw around the word "homophobia" (or homophobic) so loosely? To me, it seems like it's mostly an appeal to emotion.

If someone is "anti-gay", they may be bigoted but it doesn't necessarily mean that they are phobic.

When I was an evangelical Christian, I was against any support for gays, but it had nothing to do with fear.

"We tend to scoff at the beliefs of the ancients. But we can't scoff at them personally, to their faces, and this is what annoys me." ~from Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

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SciPhile
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Posted - 10/21/2010 :  21:17:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit SciPhile's Homepage Send SciPhile a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with your distinction between bigotry and actual phobia. However I find that for the practical purpose of defending homosexuality, the worst offenders are some combination of the two. I guess I was relying on a sort of cultural truism that bigots are also homophobic.
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