I have no gay friends. I thought I’d just make that quite clear before we start. This isn’t an article I’m writing because one of my closest friends got verbally or physically assaulted for being a homosexual. This is because homophobia angers me to the core. How some people can believe themselves to be better than others simply because of their sexual orientation is beyond belief.
Phobias are irrational fears. Which would put homophobes in the same category as arachnophobes and triscodecaphobes (comment if you know what that is) but it doesn’t. They’re simply ignorant. They’re usually religious nutjobs who say things like ‘Jesus never slept with a man, so it’s wrong.’ True, the Bible doesn’t say that. So kindly point out where it says he slept with a woman. I hate those people. They’re about as much fun as a shit in your living room.
I was at work the other day walking from my car to the office when I witnessed a fight between two young women. One of them ended up on the floor, spilling all her belongings over the pavement. She got up immediately and started to walk away screaming at the other woman who picked up the first lady’s belongings and passed them to a third person who had come over. All except the first woman’s phone which was picked up, rather bravely I feel, by my colleague who I was with.
I bring this up because we then pursued the first woman in order to return her phone and I overheard an exchange after my colleague had caught this lady up. ‘Surely there’s someone you can call, family or friends?’ ‘No, there’s no one I can call. You don’t understand, that’s my girlfriend. Everyone disowned me when I got with her. I left everything for her.’
Party though I was to this poor woman’s anger over her mistreatment at the hands of her girlfriend, I couldn’t help but feel more angry at those who had forced her into being an outcast. It’s despicable. It’s nasty, and I believe it should be criminal to judge and ostracise someone because of something this simple.
This is why I’m putting homophobes into Room 101. In a punishment proportional to your crimes you will be made to watch Alan Carr and Ellen DeGeneres constantly talking about their various sexual experiences.
Submitted By: James Higgins (Twitter: @obmij1)