Sunday, 31 August 2008

Liberal Homophobia

We all have a go at right wing loons and fundies about their irrational homophobia, and rightly so. But at least they are clear cut about it (usually). What I find quite worrying is the continuing underlying, jokey homophobia present in more liberal discussion.

I've blogged about it before at the other place, but am still surprised every time I see it. Take a recent post of Crooks and Liars. The second cartoon is basically saying "Hahaha... aren't all Republicans just so... gaaaaay. Ewww...".

I get that feeling a lot with liberal activists. They say all the right things, but they don't really seem to believe it. Homosexuality is not wrong. It's a positive thing, it gives you a whole different perspective on life from others and allows you to see issues from a different angle. Now if you don't agree with that, fine... say so. But don't pretend to be "liberal" and hide your true feelings. That is just as hypocritical as the homophobic, straight (as they are usually married) Republicans who like to mess around with guys.

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