"You're a ______ !" (Fill in the blank, in this case, "homophobe.")
"No, I'm not."
"Yes you are."
I freely acknowledge that there was a day when the bullies used terms like "queer" and "faggot" as their insults. It was cruel and wrong. So is calling someone "fat" or "ugly" or a "retard" or names that can't be printed on my blog. But times have changed and now the bullied have become the bullies.
Anyone who dares to criticize the homosexual lifestyle is automatically a "homophobe." What exactly does that word mean? It comes from both Greek and Latin. The Greek "homo" means "same, similar, or alike." In Latin "homo" means man. Phobia comes from the Greek "phobos" which means irrational fear. So taking all the roots together we get the word used today, "homophobia" that Merriam Webster defines as "irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals."
I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm not the least bit fearful of homosexuals. I'm fearful FOR them because their lifestyle is deadly. I left this slightly revised comment on Jamie's post this morning in response to some of the nonsense popping up in the comments that claims homosexuality is not disordered.
Of course homosexuality is disordered. Is the anus a sex organ? Or the mouth and throat? Our bodies were not made for homosexual relations. The early death of so many MSMs (the CDC's designation for Men who have sex with men) proves it. Both syphilis and gonorrhea as well as AIDS are epidemic among homosexuals, That is scientific fact. And these reports all come from the Center for Disease Control, hardly a religious-oriented group.
As for removing homosexuality from the DSM that was politics not science. You can't fool Mother Nature. I for one would prefer to see same-sex attracted individuals repent and convert rather than die early from pursuing a lifestyle that not only kills morally, but physically. If my child or grandchild identified as "gay" I would be terrified FOR them!As for discriminating against homosexuals, they are more likely to have an advantage in today's sex-crazed culture. Would anyone care what has-been Bruce Jenner was doing if he hadn't decided to remake himself as a faux woman? Reality is exactly the opposite? Women in sports now have to face the discrimination of competing against men who pretend to be woman. No matter how many testosterone-suppressing hormones they take, no matter what they name themselves, men still have an unfair advantage in sports. Little girls who want to use an open shower at a rec facility are forced to shower with naked men. Christian bakers, florists, and photographers who would happily provide services to homosexuals for most events are being forced out of business if they refuse to participate in a "same-sex marriage." (Funny, I didn't hear any homosexuals raise a howl when a fashion designer said she would NEVER make a gown for Melania Trump.)
It's amazing that a small percentage of the population is fomenting a culture war filled with vitriol and hatred against those who dare to call same-sex attraction disordered and acting out on that disorder sinful.
Sorry folks, but it isn't we who say it. It's the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the God-Man Jesus Christ. If the woman taken in adultery had been a lesbian, he would have said the same thing, "Neither do I condemn you, but go your way and sin no more."