What does it even mean, (not) to agree with homosexuality?
Homosexuality isn't a person that makes any claims whatsoever, so how can you agree/ disagree with it?
Now, if you mean, whether you think homosexuality is okay or not.
Then yes, if you do think it is not okay, you are homophobic.
An other person's sex life (which is none of anyone's business) then yes It seems that way to me. I think when a homophobic person thinks of homosexuals they think of sodomy. When I think of homosexuals I think of commitment, devotion and love, and we all know the world needs more love. What's unnatural is homophobia. Homo sapiens is the only species in all of nature that responds with hate to homosexuality. I think the sexually repressed people worry to much about other peoples sex life and this worry is a reflection of there own. I don't like the word "phobic" it implies fear, when in fact your just being a bigoted A-hole.
The definition of homophobic is: Fear of or contempt for lesbians and gays. Therefore disagreeing with homosexuality in reality is considered being homophobic. If I disagree with Christianity am I not just stating that I believe my own beliefs to be superior? And if I say that blacks don't deserve to vote is that an indirect confession of racism? Of course. By just disagreeing with homosexuality in general is another form of saying you are homophobic. But the question if being homophobic is right or wrong is a whole other argument.
How do you "disagree" with a concept? Homosexuality exists. It is a fact of life. It isn't a political philosophy or a religion; there is no reference to a political stance. You can disagree on individual ideas, like legalization of gay marriage or civil rights for gays or even the legal status of "sodomy". But disagreeing with "homosexuality" is like disagreeing with the Moon. It's just a dumb statement. If you believe that homosexual behavior is a sin, or you think it should be illegal, or any similar stance, just be brave enough to say that, and not say something that makes you sound like a bloody idiot.
I am sick of disagreeing with gays and voices my opinion and being called homophobic. We don't call people who disagree with being straight hetrophobic! Why should we be called homophobic. If we don't like gays, we don't like them. It is not gonna do any good to call us homophobic. I am sorry. I think it is unnatural to be gay. That does not make me a homophobe.
Homo = Homosexual
Phobia = "A phobia (from the Greek: φόβος, Phóbos, meaning "fear" or "morbid fear") is, when used in the context of clinical psychology, a type of anxiety disorder, usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed, often being recognized as irrational."
Homophobia = Irrational Fear of Homosexuals or Homosexuality.
Homophobia- Fear of sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.
Phobia has nothing to do with aversion or dislike. Only fear. Any definition that adds those things is merely a perversion from the actual definition that is preordained in the words Latin Roots. Disagreeing with it and hating it aren't the same either. Disagreeing with homosexuality is not the same as fearing it.
Besides, name calling like that is only ever used as Ad Hominem.
I have realised recently that many who simply say i do not agree with homosexuality are considered homophobes. Surely everyone has the right to their own opinion as long as there not being hateful towards people. Please explain your answer so i can understand why people who simply say "i do not agree" are considered homophobes
It's an infantile premise to negatively attempt to affix a label on an individual simply because of philosophical differences. It is okay to disagree and people NEED TO BE free to choose what they deem as good or bad, correct or incorrect. You can certainly debate the issue.
But it's beyond wrong to demonize someone for choosing a different philosophical worldview.
It stands to reason that the world is a diverse place with varying philosophical worldviews. It is incumbent upon each individual to make choices about how they want to live their lives and whether we agree or not, we need to respect every individuals right to live according to the dictates of their own conscience.
The problem is not that. The problem is when people come together to form unions or societies. What compels people's gravitational pull towards each other is shared values. Or their "common unities", hence the contraction community.
When you form a society and establish it on certain principles based on philosophical tradition, values and beliefs and then inject into it a multiplicity of competing philosophies then it stands to reason that disharmony naturally follows.
Every society is bound to define who they are and what they stand for and then to respectfully defend that proposition unashamedly to a candid world.
But honestly striving to understand, care and respect people of all walks should be a virtue ALL should aspire to.
Because just because they don't think it's right doesn't mean it's considered Homophobia, my friend feels the same way about me . I'm Bisexual but she doesn't agree with it . Homophobia is when you don't like being around them & hate them for being that way in general .
Based on the dictionary definition, which is an extreme and irrational aversion to homosexuality and homosexual people, being homophobic is being in a sense irrational. However, some people may choose to disagree with homosexuality with their own sense of logic and reasonable level of rationality. Thus, being homophobic may indeed be disagreeing with homosexuality, but disagreeing with homosexuality doesn't mean you're homophobic.
The world is not black and white. Not being pro-issue does not mean one is anti-issue. There is plenty of grey area in between. Just because one does not support full equal rights for a group does not mean that they necessarily hate or fear that group.
In the wise words of Obi Wan Kenobi: "Only Siths deal in absolutes".
Not agreeing with homosexuality does not make you homophobic, it's when you bash homosexuality and beat up people for being gay does it make you a homophobe. Homosexuality may be against some people's religion or it just may not be seen as normal to them. But at the end of the day no one has to like or agree with homosexuality, but as long as they're still treating these people with respect it shouldn't even be a big deal. I'm pansexual and I can even see this
In the process of building a rational mind, I found myself rejecting all unproven ideas; especially if, on top of not being supported by evidence, they don't make logical sense.
1) I rejected astrology. I refuse to believe those stars hundreds of light years away have some kind of bearing on my personality which I think is determined by my genes and my upbringing.
2) I rejected religion. I refuse to believe some fellow out there is clever enough to build a Universe, yet he cannot do something as simple as talking to me.
3) I rejected homosexuality. I refuse to believe a man can have an innate tendency to spend his entire life depositing his life-carrying seed whose unique purpose is to fertilize eggs in a place where there is no egg to fertilize.
I am a promoter of rational thinking. I have made a list of most of the absurd irrational ideas and concepts human beings have produced over the past 3-4 millenia:
Soul, God, Satan, Purgatory, Heaven, Hell, Eternal Life, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Ghosts, Angels, Evil Spirits, Holy Spirits, Extra-Terrestrials etc.
Concerning Extra-Terrestrials, one Scientist put it in a blunt sarcastic way. He said:
"While scientists are exploring space to find out whether there are other living things outside our solar system, some people believe they have already landed."
I don't support the idea of homosexuality due to the fact that it eliminates the possibility of life transmission. I believe procreation is necessary for the survival of the species, and citizens of all Nations should contribute to the making and upbringing of future citizens. In Mother Nature book, the purpose of the Reproductive System is to perpetuate the species. Nothing wrong with using it for entertainment sometimes. However, using it in a manner that completely eliminates the possibility of life-transmission, and on top of that using for sex body parts that obviously were not designed for sex and belong to a system other than the Reproductive System is utterly irrational to me.
Reproduction and Digestion are two completely separate functions. Digestive organs (entry point or exit point) are not sex organs and there is not innate tendency to use them as such either.
Please join me in the struggle to promote rational thinking among our beloved human brothers and sisters.
Disagreement simply does not equal hate and it is foolish and rash to characterize people as homophobic for no reason other than sharing a different opinion than you. My closest friend is a lesbian and we have been friends for years and I love her and support her although I may not agree with her decision. I also disagree with premarital sex and cursing, and I do not treat people any differently for doing either of those acts. True Christianity is loving your neighbor no matter what they have done. I do not hate nor have any dislike or prejudice against homosexuals. You would not characterize someone against taking drugs as being -phobic towards someone who does. Everyone is allowed to their personal opinion and while a smile fraction of ignorant religious individuals truly despise homosexuals, they themselves have no right to place judgement upon these people and true Christians love all without a sin filter as Jesus had done. Disagreement does not equal hate. It is a simple concept and it is completely unjust to claim someone as homophobic for no other reason than a differing opinion.