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Homophobia. Many people base their assertions that being gay is wrong or in some way deviant on their religious beliefs. This I find incredible.

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´╗┐Homophobia. Prejudice is defined surely as the mistreatment of a person or people due to a preconceived bias. In Britain today there is an obsession with not being racist, and to a lesser extent, not being sexist. However rampant homophobia still exists and no one sees fit to criticise. So here we go..... Homophobia; the word itself is a symbol of the difference between the opinions of society on the mistreatment of gay people compared to the mistreatment of women or ethnic minority groups. The word suggests an irrational fear, rather than a crime or prejudice as racism sexism and ageism do. Being gay is a natural thing. Having observed the disgusting prejudices that seem to go hand in hand with homosexuality in our society, I imagine that no one would CHOOSE to be gay. ...read more.

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Clearly they are wrong. Many people base their assertions that being gay is wrong or in some way deviant on their religious beliefs. This I find incredible. God makes man in his image; he has a purpose for each of us etc. Why then would he make some people gay if being gay is intolerable to him? If homosexuality is a sin, and God makes some people gay, what kind of mean trick is that? (I know that that is a very simplistic way of saying it). God supposedly loves everyone. Would he want the ostracism of some of his children because of their sexual preference? Some people claim that there is something 'wrong' with the minds of gay people, in other words suggesting that they are mentally disturbed or abnormal. ...read more.

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There are not arguments that can justify the treatment of gay people as second class citizens. People are prepared to overlook mistreatment. Why aren?t gay people allowed to get married? Marriage is not purely about procreation; infertile couples aren?t forbidden from getting married. Marriage should be about love. People should be treated with compassion. Until every member of society is treated fairly, none of its members are treated fairly. I cannot tolerate prejudice, in any of its forms, and i hope that agree. It is easy to champion causes that have already been fought, such as gender and racial equality. One day homophobia should be treated with equal contempt. Currently it is seen as an acceptable opinion. This is clearly a serious social problem. ...read more.

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