(quote) Garrett-1050915 said: In the middle of last century, in Germany, for many, hating Jews (and
either tacitly or actively working for their extinction) was normal
behavior. Did that make it right?
I think, if we did a better job of Loving our gay sisters and brothers, that they would have less reason to sue for equity.
Responding in a defensive manner fuels distrust and fear; it does not not support the Commandment to Love as God Loves us.
Yours in the Hope and Love of Christ.
Garret, a phobia is just that- it is not hatred. Nothing in this country can compare to Nazi Germany. Gays wield enormous political power today, so that's not going to happen. We are all a product of how we are raised, good or bad. I may have a phobia against snakes, but I don't hate them or wish to kill them. You cannot control your fears, and that's all phobias are. You can't criminalize fear. As I pointed out, discrimination is another thing entirely, and that of course is criminal.
I worked for many years with a lady who helped me through a particularly difficult patch. She is a lesbian, and we still remain in contact. She jokingly refers to me as her token conservative friend.