PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Charles Dumbwin
 
Comments: 33
Article views: 3
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Charles Dumbwin's badges.
 

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.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
33 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Onthatile Mogotji
Back to colonialization – 39 year...

In 1976 students all over South Africa protested when the government of the time wanted to introduce Afrikaans into black schools. The infamous Soweto uprising and the killing of people as a consequence. Read more...

26 comments 2124 views
Submitted by
Blackie Coco White
Why racism in rugby must fall...

On that fateful day in 1995, when a great black icon - other than Shaka or Dingaan - dared to cross the threshold of a laager, time stood still... And a country held its collective breath.  Read more...

26 comments 945 views
Submitted by
Hubert Khobane
R 19 billion and 36 000 ghost emp...

The Northwest Province has set a record, no not a local record, nor a national record, but for that matter and international record! Read more...

10 comments 1272 views
Submitted by
ohomen171
Memories OF Rats On Okinawa 44 Ye...

Last night Elena made a list of all of the countries that she had visited around the world. Her list came to 22-23 countries. Read more...

6 comments 764 views
Submitted by
Edward Strick
Farewell South Africa

Leaving South Africa is extremely hard no matter how excited you are about your new ventures, the exit stamp at immigration is your first “final boarding call”.  Read more...

22 comments 4190 views
Submitted by
Nelson Kgwete
Public servants are already force...

Axed EFF MP Andile Mngxitama is attempting to revive his political career through a new movement called Land First Black First and is threatening to stage a revolution that would see, amongst other things, public representatives and government officials being compelled to use government facilities, including schools and hospitals.  Read more...

2 comments 616 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.