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Debate Score:13
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Total Votes:14
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What if homophobes cannot help being homophobic any more than a gay man can stop being gay

Homophobic Lives Matter!

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Just as those who claim you should be tolerant of others lifestyles, so should they be tolerant of others who don't agree with it.

You're welcome.

Side: True
excon(14666) Disputed
1 point

so should they be tolerant of others who don't agree with it.

Hello High:

Absolutely. However, being tolerant of ones personal beliefs is distinct from tolerating discrimination in the workplace. Tolerance STOPS when personal beliefs turn into ACTION. A business owner can HATE gays in his heart, but he CANNOT refuse to do business with them..

Business owners obtain a license from the city for permission to do business with the PUBLIC, and gay people are the public..

excon

Side: Wait..., what? No!

I agree with the action part. But, some businesses do refuse to do business with some based on lifestyle. I submit to you the following. Begin at about 1:55 mark.

Muslim Baker Refuses Gay
Side: Wait..., what? No!
Aradcliff(10) Disputed
1 point

Should we be tolerant of a rapist or a murderer? Tolerance and disagreement verses purposefully hurting someone else are completely different.

Side: Wait..., what? No!
HighFalutin(3202) Clarified
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No, because they harm people.

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Side: True

Why stop hating one group and start hating another ;)

Side: True
1 point

It's not simply that they can't help it, they're swanning about preaching religion as their excuse for being intolerant.

Side: True
1 point

Homophobia isn’t real, it is an excuse to judge others. I am a lesbian. I am not attracted to men. I have no desire to sexually be with a man. I physically cannot help that. Now “homophobia” on the other hand is a choice. They choose to look down upon something that has nothing to do with them, and it affects how others feels. Like a favorite color, mine is yellow, yours might not be. That doesn’t hurt my feelings, it’s a reasonable difference in opinion. That’s perfectly okay! ‘I’m scared of gays’ ‘Gays are disgusting’ is an unreasonable opinion used to hurt someone else.

Side: Wait..., what? No!
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What if homophobes cannot help being homophobic any more than a gay man can stop being gay

Hello again, joe:

Same answer as earlier.. We'll NEVER stop a homophobe from being a homophobe.. But, we can STOP him from discriminating against gay people.. You know, like recognizing their Constitutional right to marry..

excon

Side: Wait..., what? No!
1 point

Same answer as earlier.. We'll NEVER stop a homophobe from being a homophobe.. But, we can STOP him from discriminating against gay people.

Oh shut up you fake bastard.

Side: True
1 point

Yes! Exactly! The difference between opinions and being hateful is the line that needs to be drawn.

Side: Wait..., what? No!