Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hmmm....Homophobia

Remember, from my previous posting when I discuss the difference between a theory and a hypothesis? Here is a hypothesis mentioned in the Psychiatric News. When homophobic men are viewing homosexual stimuli it can causes feelings of anxiety. Anxiety is known to enhance penis arousal and erection. Thus (A +B = C), an increased arousal in the homophobic man is a response to a perceived threat rather than to stimuli they find sexually arousing. (BIN, 28th) Hmmmm....

Leave it to those Canadians' once again. This is from the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance. It is too good to paraphrase so here it is a direct quote:

"The desire to discriminate against gays and lesbians, and thus to reserve special privileges to heterosexuals, appears to have many causes. Some are:

  • Inability or unwillingness to change the information received during childhood.
  • Fear of people who are different.
  • Promotion of homophobia by a religious group.
  • A heterosexual's natural feeling of repulsion at the thought of engaging in same-sex activity. Realizing that homosexual behavior is unnatural for them, some people generalize this feeling into the belief that homosexuality is wrong for everyone.
  • Actual homosexual feelings that a person cannot acknowledge or handle.
  • Low self esteem leading to a need to hate other group(s)." (BIN, 28th)

Well, it looks like not all homophobic individuals are 'in the closet' gay people. Should we be tolerant of homophobic people? We ask them to be tolerant of us. I say, yes, as long as they are not being discriminatory or inappropriate, then why not.

Island Dyke

Reference:

BIN 28th WWW PROCON Retrieved on August 28, 2007 from
http://www.gayprocon.org/bin/procon/procon.cgi?database=5-G-Subs-3.db&command=viewone&op=t&id=9&rnd=439.22677665929785

4 comments:

pictytaz said...

did you know that eharmony.com is antigay? when r u posting something about Larry Craig?

Island Dyke said...

Hmmmmm, hasn't Larry Craig denied being gay, and who really cares? (Sorry, was that callous of me?) He doesn't live in the CNMI.

As for eharmony.com, I checked them out. They are a Christian dating service. What do you want from them?

I could discuss the various religious organizations here in Saipan and what their stances are on gays....hmmmm, I do have a recollection of that from a previous event, the anti-gay marriage law that was being introduced here in Saipan several years ago.

The only church at that time that has an open door for the GLBT community is The United Methodist Church, located down in Koblerville, and was under the pastor gudiance of Pastor Bud.

Anonymous said...

I believe Cato Island isn't in the CNMI as well...

Island Dyke said...

:0) OMG.........you are right! Again, who really cares to talk about some guy who claims to not be gay when getting caught hitting on an undercover cop....or the page boy scandals! Well maybe you do, sorry. If connected with the PBS's then isn't he a pedi? Eww Icky!