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I like homosexuals

26 June 2012, 13:27

There, I said it.  But before you go signing me up as MC at your next pride parade or the seventh member of the Village People, let me explain.

Now I know that this topic might be taboo, controversial or downright risqué, but it’s time that I came out - so to speak - about my opinions on homosexuality.

In the past week, I’ve been called many things (it actually happens every week now that I think about it... maybe it’s me), anyways.  On these forums, I like being told that I should publish my scientific theories in journals for peer-review or that I’m sitting on a potential goldmine with my “Psuedo-Intellectite in Training” coffee mugs.  But what I can’t agree with is being called a “bigot” and when it comes to the subject of homosexuality, I get branded a bigot faster than you can say Y.M.C.A.

For some bizarre reason, the word bigot always gets me thinking of a turnip, but I digress.  “Bigot” conjures up all sorts of images and stereotypes.  Apparently when I ‘wave’ at the arrogant taxi-driver who nearly just paralysed me, that’s my racist bigot coming out.  Or when I say I don’t agree with someone’s choice of sexual lifestyle, that’s my homophobe bigot rearing its Puritan head.

This might surprise people, but I have gay friends.  No, not enough to fill Cape Town, Rosebank, or even a Lady Gaga concert, but if I had to guess, probably as many as John Travolta, okay maybe not that many.  Anyways, we have splendid socials together as friends.  Of course, the topic of homosexuality never comes up, but then again neither does the estimated cruising speed of Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair or the colour of the Pope’s fishnet thong, so that’s neither here nor there.

The point is, I don’t have any friends who go around pointing fingers and judging people 24/7, I wouldn’t want friends like that.  And my disagreeing with someone on any grounds is just that, a disagreement based on my own set of values, principles and my view of the world.  To me, it’s no more threatening than that thing you just said about my Mom.

So there you have it.  I like homosexuals, but not in that way.

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