Being Anti-Gay Makes You A Homophobe And Closet Homosexual

By G. C. Forsman

Before I present this article, I want to make something very clear. I am not anti-gay, I have known gay people all my life. While it is not the lifestyle I choose to live, I cannot condemn those who do. Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors. He did not say – love everyone except those who are gay. Everyone is welcome in the house of the Lord. If you don’t believe that, maybe you should re-examine yourself.

Now, about this article. It is flawed studies like this, and radicals that cause issues. Remember when we Christians were called Jesus Freaks for sharing our faith? It was not the message, but the methods of the messengers that turned people away. Gay activists are causing the same type of reaction. No one should be denied human or civil rights for any reason. Having said that, it would seem that the majority of Americans are reacting negatively to the push of activists attempting to force homosexuality into the mainstream.

Certainly, many will disagree with me (even some of my friends), but rights are not based on lifestyles. God given rights belong to everyone. All of us are sinners and fall short of the glory of God. You may not like it when I say homosexuality is a sin, but that does not change the fact that God has called it an abomination, and a sin like any other sin.

Homosexuality is not the problem, the problem is the moral decay in our nation that is destroying American families, and ultimately our society. This moral decay makes sin acceptable in our society. In fact it is no longer called sin, it is simply a mistake, or a choice.

If I can recall where I read it, I will post the reference, but for now you will have to trust me on this next part. The Chinese government sent people to study America and determine what made America such a great nation. The findings of this study was that three things make America great:  Patriotism, Morality, and Christianity.

Joseph Stalin commented, “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

If these two communist nations independently came to the same conclusion, doesn’t it make you wonder what they observed that led them to this conclusion? In addition, doesn’t it make you want to take a look at what is happening around you and wonder if Stalin was right?

Let us fight to restore the America where all men are created equal, no one is denied rights, and moral decency is restored.

Now to the article…

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The mantra of activists is once again heating up in their attacks of anyone who disagrees with them.  If you are against homosexuality, according to them and new study, it means that you are a homophobe (fear homosexuality) and that you are most likely a closet homosexual yourself.

Researchers from the University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Essex in England and the University of Rochester in New York worked together on a study that was recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.  Their study looked at parenting and sexual orientation and how they play a role in forming one’s own understanding of homosexuality.

Their research was conducted in the United States and Germany and involved surveying around 160 college students in each of 4 separate studies.  According to their findings, the researchers concluded that most people that fear or discriminate against homosexuals are themselves attracted to the same sex and are fighting or repressing those feelings internally.

Netta Weinstein from the University of Essex said,

“Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves.”

Richard Ryan from the University of Rochester said,

“We laugh at or make fun of such blatant hypocrisy, but in a real way, these people may often themselves be victims of repression and experience exaggerated feelings of threat.  Homophobia is not a laughing matter. It can sometimes have tragic consequences.”

However, I challenge their findings and conclusions based upon the ambiguous way the questions were worded and how the researchers interpreted the responses.  For example, students were asked if they agree or disagree to a variety of questions.  The questions were then used to determine the degree of homophobia within a household and the individual answering the questions.  Here are some of those questions they used,

  • “I felt controlled and pressured in certain ways.”
  • “I felt free to be who I am.”
  • “It would be upsetting for my mom to find out she was alone with a lesbian.”
  • “My dad avoids gay men whenever possible.”

The researchers automatically interpret feelings of being uncomfortable around a gay person or avoiding them to be evidence of fearing them – aka homophobia.  That is patently absurd with many cases and is very poor logic to use on such an emotionally charged subject as homosexuality.

I am not comfortable being around gay men or lesbian women, but I do not fear them.  I am uncomfortable because I see their lifestyles as the sinful abomination described in the Bible.  I also don’t like to be around liars and that isn’t because I fear them either, I just strongly dislike being around people that can’t tell the truth.

I’m sure that if I were to take their survey that they would label me as a strong or intense homophobe because of my strong and intense aversion to gays, lesbians, transgenders and bi-sexuals, but I don’t fear them.

In reading the report on the study, I didn’t see any indication where the researchers allowed for religious beliefs of those individuals who responded negatively towards homosexuals.  That didn’t seem to be an option they were willing to consider.

Now the gay activists are already starting to take these results and use them in their rhetoric to help justify their sinful lifestyles.  They are pointing their fingers at you and me and calling us homophobes and closet gays.  They will use the label of homophobe to accuse us of hate language and try to prevent us from saying anything publicly against them.

America’s moral decency has been burned, singed and sadly what is rising from the ashes is a modern Sodom and Gomorrah.  If our nation continues on this path of sinful debauchery, we are destined for a similar fate as befell the two ancient cities and all I can say is heaven help the faithful as they will also feel the wrath and judgment of God Almighty.

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11 thoughts on “Being Anti-Gay Makes You A Homophobe And Closet Homosexual

  1. Nearly every person who acknowledges an aversion to homosexuality does so on the basis of what he or she believes the Bible has to say. In their mind, there is no doubt whatsoever about what the Bible says and what the Bible means. Their general argument goes something like this: Homosexuality is an abomination and the homosexual is a sinner. Homosexuality is condemned in both the Old and New Testaments. Therefore, if we are to be faithful to the clear teachings of Scripture we too must condemn homosexuality. Needless to say, this premise is being widely debated among evangelicals today and seriously challenged by biblical scholars, theologians and religious leaders everywhere.

    It rarely occurs to any of us that our reading of Scripture is profoundly colored by our own cultural context and worldview. In light of the post above and since I happen to speak and write on this very topic, I thought you might find some of these posts of particular interest and relevance. I would particularly recommend the following:

    “Genesis 19: What Were the Real Sins of Sodom?
    “Leviticus 18: What Was the Abomination?”
    “Romans 1: What Was Paul Ranting About?”
    “Romans 2: Paul’s Bait and Switch”
    “Genesis 1: Turning the Creation Story into an Anti-Gay Treatise”
    “Why No One in the Biblical World Had a Word for Homosexuality”
    “Exegesis: Not For the Faint in Heart”

    (Links to these and more may be found by simply clicking the link below and then selecting the “Archives” page.)

    -Alex Haiken
    http://JewishChristianGay.wordpress.com

    • Hi Alex,

      Thank you for visiting, and for your thoughtful input and information.
      I suppose my concern on this topic is this – Just being gay does not make you a bad person. Unfortunately, people want to draw a line in the sand and display hatred or dislike for the person.

      In my mind, homosexuality is a sin like any other. Wouldn’t Jesus want us to love people regardless of their sin? After all, there are prison ministries to welcome sinners back into the family, why shouldn’t gay people be reached out to as well?

      People tend to want to judge instead of love. When God asked me to reach out to people with His love, he did not specify a certain subgroup of people, He meant all people.

      I will look at your link. Thanks again for your visit and input.

      God Bless,

      Greg

  2. Greg:

    While I fully agree with you that “being gay does not make one a bad person” and that too often “people want to draw a line in the sand and display hatred or dislike for the person”. I do believe your contention that “homosexuality is a sin like any other” is loaded with presuppositions and not biblical supportable. I know that may sound shocking to you. But if you read some of the posts I suggested I think you might be sincerely challenged to join the increasing numbers of evangelicals, Bible scholars and others who have learned that when the few passages that generally get appealed to in this debate at looked at more closely and in context, your antigay doctrine and argument does not hold up to scrutiny.

    I would suggest you begin with my post, “Exegesis: Not For the Faint in Heart.”

    -Alex Haiken
    http://JewishChristianGay.wordpress.com

    • Hi Alex,

      I just finished your post “Leviticus 18: What Was The Abomination?” I found it very interesting and informative. But I would suggest that quite possibly your position is also loaded with presuppositions. Is not the point of your site to inform people of your belief that homosexuality is acceptable in the eyes of God? I posted my thoughts in a response to your post, and I will go read your suggested post.

      Thanks again for your visit and contribution to a great discussion.

      God Bless,

      Greg

      • Greg,

        Actually, the point of post is always to apply the established rules of biblical exegesis.
        “Exegesis,” as you know, comes from the Greek verb which means “to draw out”. Simply put, exegesis is about drawing out from the text the true meaning of a Bible passage. Or as one of my mentors was prone to say, it means getting out of the text what it originally meant to the author and to the original intended audience, without reading into the text the many traditional interpretations that may have grown up around it. If I failed to do that responsibly, please do let me know where.

        -Alex Haiken
        http://JewishChristianGay.wordpress.com

      • Hi Alex,

        I do not think your exegesis is flawed in any way. I am merely suggesting that I think your conclusion may be influenced, by your point of view and thereby flawed.

        God Bless,

        Greg

      • Greg,

        I fear we’re going in circles here. But I’ll try once more. Fact is increasing numbers of evangelicals, Bible scholars, theologians and others are discovering that when the few passages that generally get appealed to in this debate are examined more closely and in context, the antigay argument simply does not hold up to scrutiny.

        My blog and the posts I’ve suggested to you are my attempt to give readers a taste (given the venue and limited space) of precisely where and why your position is wrong and biblically unsupportable. Now you can keep saying I’m wrong until your blue in the face, but unless you can demonstrate your position exegetically, what you are offering is nothing more than hot air.

        If you’ve got it, bring it.

        Respectfully,
        -Alex Haiken
        http://JewishChristianGay.wordpress.com

      • Hi Alex,

        Maybe I am misunderstanding something in your information, but i am open-minded and willing to listen (and maybe learn). I would like to discuss more with you, but as you said this is kind of a limited venue. If you would like to discuss further, I would like to hear you out. email me at g_forsman@hotmail.com.

        Thanks again, I look forward to hearing from you.

        God Bless,

        Greg

      • Greg,

        I did enail you at your address under separate cover. May I suggest that you try reading the post “Why No One in the Biblical World Had a Word for Homosexuality.” Perhaps that will widen the lens a bit for you and enable you to better see where I’m coming from. I know this is new for you. It may well take time for you to get used to seeing this in ancient writings and none of us assimilates this on the first pass. But we need to try hard to get past what we think we already know to find out what we are looking at. Take a look at this post and then let’s talk some more.

        -Alex Haiken
        http://JewishChristianGay.wordpress.com

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