DEAN ON GAYS

Dean Esmay is getting tired of being called a homophobe for pointing out that might be some problems with gay marriage.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. Paul says:

    heh… I get real tired of the word ‘homphobe.’

    The word is defined as irrational fear of homosexuals.

    I don’t fear them. But when they whine they annoy me.

    That makes me neither fearful nor irrational. It means they are annoying.

    Now… If homophobia were defined as a rational fear that our constitution was severly weakened last Monday, then that word would be being applied much more accurately.

    Many people want to cloud the issue.

    Paul

  2. concor says:

    That’s the origin of “homophobe,” but not the definition, which includes “aversion to” and “prejudice against.”

    And the fascination with this is clear evidence of homophobia, if not actually being a “homophobe.”

    As is, of course, your whole dumb comment. You may be tired of gays, but I promise you, we’re sick to death of people who whine about our efforts to gain first-class citizenship. And so, tough luck, we’re not going away, no matter how much you want us to.

  3. Kathy Gray says:

    Not homophobe, but I am afraid of what gays are doing to the concept of family. I will always hope that gays go away whether or not they do I will always hope that they just fall off the face of the earth. They are scum, and pervets. And I don’t want in my community and I don’t want them around my grandchildren, and I don’t want to see them on TV. And they have no business forcing the rest of the country to accept them and allowing them to marry.