Does being anti-gay make someone a bad person?

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Posted by mrduckbears3 (133 posts) 3 years, 11 months ago

Poll: Does being anti-gay make someone a bad person? (52 votes)

Yes 40%
No 62%

you'd be surprised at how many people say No but what do you think? obviously i think it does

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#1 Posted by dave123321 (35333 posts) -

It's a negative quality for sure

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#2 Edited by dave123321 (35333 posts) -

Possibly indicative of a deeper more morally flawed individual in general.

Though ignorance would also play a role and may be intertwined

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#3 Edited by VaguelyTagged (10701 posts) -

@dave123321 said:

indicative of a deeper more generally morally flawed individual.

well said.

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#4 Edited by Gaming-Planet (18753 posts) -

It just means that they have an opinion. I'm all for gay rights but I can't hate you for being against it. Hating you would just make me a bad person.

I think it's great that people can hold to their own opinion instead of others, it shows that we are human after all.

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#5 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26735 posts) -

Depends. Do they keep it to themselves, as they should, or do they go out of their way to try to make other miserable because they are so insecure?

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#6 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

Not at all.

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#7 Posted by osirisx3 (2113 posts) -

Yeah i would say so because it means you are hateful towards are large part of the worlds population for some thing they cant change nor did they pick to be that way.

I find most of the time they hate gays for very ignorant reasons and wont change their minds.

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#8 Edited by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -

In and of itself? No. But it's certainly not a good quality.

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#9 Posted by Barbariser (6785 posts) -

No, but being a bad person can certainly make you homophobic.

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#10 Posted by HuggyBear1020 (467 posts) -

Do you mean "actively bullies people for being gay" or just simply "opposed to gay marriage"? Only an idiot would lump them both into the same group. If you simply mean "opposed to gay marriage" then no, that in and of itself does not make someone a bad person. I know plenty devout christians in my own life who would give you the shirt off their back to help someone in need, and most are opposed to gay marriage, yet as far as good people go, you can't do much better than them.

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#11 Posted by lamprey263 (34499 posts) -

makes them a scummy low life fucker

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#12 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Bigotry is not exactly a good quality

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#13 Edited by Glitter (355 posts) -

If a person is anti-gay, chances are it is in relationship with something negative, therefore someone who is gay should try avoiding these types of people if possible. I would consider these type of people emotionally dangerous to someone who is gay; so therefore I would consider a person like this possibly a bad person in that regard, but not in general. Usually if someone is anti-gay, they are most likely a non-accepting person in some aspects and I would not want to be around them either. Even though I am not gay and even though I know they do not know any better and simply feel it is in their best interest to be anti-gay for whatever reason.

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#14 Posted by dominer (3316 posts) -

Yes, it does make you a bad person. But those people will hide behind some bullshit like " I don't agree with the gay agenda" to save face.

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#15 Edited by Serraph105 (31886 posts) -

It's hardly a positive thing.

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#16 Edited by Jd1680a (5958 posts) -

If there are people who are pro gay then is room for people to be anti gay. I dont think its a bad thing unless this person is pressing his or her opinion on to someone else or they are a position of power.

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#17 Edited by tocool340 (21134 posts) -

I don't know, is being a bigot considered a good thing?

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#18 Posted by Makhaidos (2162 posts) -

Not necessarily. If they were raised in Buttfuck, Arizona, where Jesus is the only philosopher recognized within fifty miles as having been real, then the person may just be ignorant.

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#19 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Makhaidos said:

Not necessarily. If they were raised in Buttfuck, Arizona, where Jesus is the only philosopher recognized within fifty miles as having been real, then the person may just be ignorant.

Hold on, I find it hard to believe that someone raised in a town called Buttfuck wouldn't end up being gay

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#20 Posted by Makhaidos (2162 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@Makhaidos said:

Not necessarily. If they were raised in Buttfuck, Arizona, where Jesus is the only philosopher recognized within fifty miles as having been real, then the person may just be ignorant.

Hold on, I find it hard to believe that someone raised in a town called Buttfuck wouldn't end up being gay

That's part of the joke.

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#21 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Makhaidos said:

@lostrib said:

@Makhaidos said:

Not necessarily. If they were raised in Buttfuck, Arizona, where Jesus is the only philosopher recognized within fifty miles as having been real, then the person may just be ignorant.

Hold on, I find it hard to believe that someone raised in a town called Buttfuck wouldn't end up being gay

That's part of the joke.

The anti-Buttfucker League of Buttfuck, AZ. The worst super villain group in America

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#22 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

mha, no or yes is not a right answer, but i find it quite silly for anyone to be anti gay when it has COMPLETLY nothing to do with them if someone chooses to be gay or not gay

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#23 Posted by Shmiity (6090 posts) -

Yes. We are all created equal, and should be given the same rights under law. As of right now, gay people are not treated equally. It's not okay. If you're anti-gay, you are a bad person. No question.

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#24 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Shmiity said:

Yes. We are all created equal, and should be given the same rights under law. As of right now, gay people are not treated equally. It's not okay. If you're anti-gay, you are a bad person. No question.

created equal in what sense?

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#25 Posted by Shmiity (6090 posts) -

@lostrib: We share a heart. There is one pulse.

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#26 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Shmiity said:

@lostrib: We share a heart. There is one pulse.

wtf does that even mean

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#27 Edited by Shmiity (6090 posts) -

@lostrib: We all look a little different on the outside, but we all have a heart <3 (Maybe except you, depending on your response).

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#28 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Shmiity said:

@lostrib: We all look a little different on the outside, but we all have a heart <3 (Maybe except you, depending on your response).

are you just speaking in platitudes?

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#29 Posted by foxhound_fox (96793 posts) -

To anyone who holds such a position:

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#30 Posted by RagingRaspberry (25 posts) -

Everyone has their own beliefs.. If they act out on their anti-gay beliefs in a harmful way then yeah they're probably just fucking dicks. But having those thoughts/feelings doesn't make them a bad person.

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#31 Edited by Shmiity (6090 posts) -

@lostrib: No, I am speaking English, motherfucker, do you speak it??? Because Platitudes is no country I've ever heard of. HEAR THE WORD OF SHMITTY. PRAISE BE TO YEEZUS

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#32 Edited by -ParaNormaN- (1472 posts) -

A man is defined by his actions. Being anti gay but not getting in the way of gay rights? I consider that a good person. A person being anti guy but doing whatever they can to hold off or take down rights for gay people? That's where it gets a little fuzzy. That doesn't necessarily make you a bad person though. What if this anti gay person does charity work? Helps people who have no homes get to a shelter? Tries to raise money for people suffering from natural disasters? Is a great father/mother/friend/sibling etc? You're going to call them bad people for being anti gay? I wouldn't, in fact I would go as far as to say that someone who judges others for a negative and consider them to be a bad person due to something like that is a terrible person. There are some gay people who act bad. Some taking advantage when they have parades and let their junk hang out in the street telling whoever has a problem with it to **** off. That's a negative quality, so is that person bad because of that? I wouldn't say so. I'd say they were a jerk for it but not a bad person, what do I know about their life that I can actually sit back and say, "now that's a bad man"? So no, being anti gay does not make one a bad person. Being anti religious does not make one a bad person. Killing someone for no reason and loving the fact that you did it and would do it again, that's a bad person.

If you don't want to read that long reply, long story short: If you're hurting people physically or emotionally, then of course it's bad and you're a bad person for doing it. If you're not hurting anyone and are just minding your own business then no, you are not a bad person, anti gay or not.

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#33 Posted by The-Apostle (12195 posts) -

I can't condone same-sex marriage but I don't hate gays either.

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#34 Posted by Master_Live (18817 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@Shmiity said:

@lostrib: We share a heart. There is one pulse.

wtf does that even mean

It means that if I can change. And you can change. THEN EVERYBODY CAN CHANGE.

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#35 Edited by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

No. It's an ignorant, morally problematic stance, but it doesn't automatically make someone a bad person. For instance, some people have that stance because of "tradition," which is stupid, but it's not malicious.

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#36 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58756 posts) -

I'm not anti-gay. I'm anti-pro-gay.

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#37 Posted by whiskeystrike (12172 posts) -
@SolidSnake35 said:

I'm not anti-gay. I'm anti-pro-gay.

Do the anti and pro cancel each other out? So now you're just gay?

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#38 Edited by Master_Live (18817 posts) -

@whiskeystrike said:
@SolidSnake35 said:

I'm not anti-gay. I'm anti-pro-gay.

Do the anti and pro cancel each other out? So now you're just gay?

Actually, the anti is like a (-1) and the pro a (1) so when you multiply them you still get (-1).

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#39 Posted by Celldrax (15043 posts) -

It's fine to be anti anything, really (won't prevent me from looking poorly upon certain views, of course).

Have whatever opinions you want, but just don't act like a shit and attempt to infringe on the rights of others.

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#40 Edited by vfibsux (4497 posts) -

Why is it when it comes to liberals you are only open minded when you agree with everything they think? You do realize you are walking oxymorons right?

First off, you have to define what "anti-gay" actually means. Is it someone who hates gay people? Is it someone who is an activist against homosexuality? Is it someone who just does not believe in gay marriage? Is it someone who thinks it is not normal but doesn't really care either way? You cannot lump everyone who has an opinion of homosexuality not falling in line with yours as "bad anti-gay people." This is a BAD poll, that I will vote on.

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#41 Edited by elkoldo (1775 posts) -

I believe homosexuality is a sickness, a disease.I hope that belief doesn't meke me a bad person.

I remember being banned from a certain site, for simply calling a homo dude "******".

I was just kidding around.

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#42 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

I believe homosexuality is a sickness, a disease.I hope that belief doesn't meke me a bad person.

I remember being banned from a certain site, for simply calling a homo dude "******".

I was just kidding around.

Go call a black person the N-word and then try and tell them you were just kidding around. See how that goes

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#43 Edited by vfibsux (4497 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

I believe homosexuality is a sickness, a disease.I hope that belief doesn't meke me a bad person.

I remember being banned from a certain site, for simply calling a homo dude "******".

I was just kidding around.

Believing it is not normal or natural makes you opinionated....writing "homo" and "******" in the same post then justifying it as "kidding" is what makes you a bad person.

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#44 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30046 posts) -

Yeah, definitely. No different than being anti-black or antisemitic.

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#45 Posted by deactivated-598fc45371265 (13247 posts) -

I'm not sure if a single negative quality is automatically enough to make one a bad person.......

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#46 Posted by LJS9502_basic (162176 posts) -

No. It makes them intolerant. But not necessarily "bad"...which is of course also subjective more or less.

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#47 Posted by vfibsux (4497 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

No. It makes them intolerant. But not necessarily "bad"...which is of course also subjective more or less.

You cannot make a blanket statement like this without defining "anti-gay". I do not believe homosexuality is natural or normal, but I certainly "tolerate" it. Who am I to tell others what to do with their life when it does not hurt anyone else? If that is being intolerant then you just redefined the word.

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#48 Edited by LJS9502_basic (162176 posts) -

@vfibsux said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

No. It makes them intolerant. But not necessarily "bad"...which is of course also subjective more or less.

You cannot make a blanket statement like this without defining "anti-gay". I do not believe homosexuality is natural or normal, but I certainly "tolerate" it. Who am I to tell others what to do with their life when it does not hurt anyone else? If that is being intolerant then you just redefined the word.

Intolerant does not mean you tell others what to do....I think it's you that is trying to redefine the word.

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#49 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

No it doesn't make you a bad person. Naturally gays and gay sympathisers will try to paint you as satan himself, but no it doesn't make you a bad person.

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#50 Posted by TheFlush (5900 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

I believe homosexuality is a sickness, a disease.I hope that belief doesn't meke me a bad person.

I remember being banned from a certain site, for simply calling a homo dude "******".

I was just kidding around.

It just makes you a sad ignorant **** honey.
Love ya <3