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Is someone homophobic if they think it is a sin?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:34 PM on Sep. 25, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • No. You can think being a homosexual is a sin because you think the bible or church says so. Homophobic means fear of homosexuals.

    Answer by Gailll at 2:35 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • No, that does not a homophobic make!

    Answer by older at 2:36 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • I think if you practice "love the sinner, hate the sin" than you are not homophobic. It is people who think you can catch homosexuality, think all gays are out to convert people, think gays have no value are the ones that are homophobic. Although I do not agree that being say is a sin. I ca respect that you do unless you are disrespectful of PEOPLE. There are plenty of sins out there and yet the "sin" of being gay is the one people jump on!

    Answer by wildboyz1994 at 2:43 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • nope. but as soon as someone starts acting like homosexuals are the scum of the Earth & should be treated as such, then they are homophobic. even if someone treats homosexuality as a "super" sin (worse than other sins) i tend to think they are homophobic.

    Answer by okmanders at 2:46 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Phobic = fear.

    You can think something is a sin without fearing it.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:20 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • i agree with the others. do i think it is a sin? yes. but i say "a sin is a sin is a sin...there is no scale from one to ten" or something like that. am i going to be hateful to someone because they are divorced, or had a baby w/o being married? not at all. so why would i be hateful to someone because they are gay. i hate playing the "i have friends that are gay" card, but i do. we disagree on so many things when it comes to their lifestyle. i know their feelings, and they know mine. and we leave it at that. i have 2 different nephews that are gay. and they are still my nephews and i love them dearly, whether we agree with their lifestyle or not. they can also respect and love me for my beliefs, even though we disagree. and it works for us. so although i think it is a sin, i dont consider myself homophobic, and neither do the gay people in my life.

    Answer by ivelostmyself at 5:17 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • no

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:21 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • No, what makes a person homophobic is when they treat a gay person as lessor than anyone else. It is when they think that just because they are gay that they are out to turn the world gay. It is being fearful of gays. It is also when people want to with hold rights from gays just because they ARE gay. If you discriminate in any form yes it is homophobia. You can disagree with gays but it is when you ACT.

    Answer by pnwmom at 6:35 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Homophobia isn't the bit that matters.

    What matters is discrimination. Does the person take actions that discriminate against homosexual people, or which incite others to ?

    And the answer is, generally, yes: if you think homosexuality is a sin and go around saying so, you are contributing to making the world materially worse for homosexual people. (IE increasing the chance that someone will beat them up and kill them.) It doesn't matter whether you are doing that because you think 'gays are icky' and you get a shudder in a locker room if another woman looks at you funny in case she's thinking sexually about your body.

    A better question might be the other way around. Is homophobia the real reason why some churches choose to interpret the Bible as being so anti-gay that they can blame god's wrath with someone as being down to their stance on that one issue ?

    Answer by Clairwil at 2:57 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Wow, why are we bumping questions from 3 years ago?

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 PM on May. 8, 2012

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