I live in the wonderful and volatile city of Joburg in South Africa. Sometimes I get the urge to write stuff down. This is where it lives.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Rant time!

So since gay marriage has been legalised here, some people I work with are voicing their opinions about it - and they're starting to piss me off.

The ones that annoy me most are the ones that start with:
"I'm not homophobic at all, BUT..."

Today I heard one that left me speechless. It went something like:
"Dori - I promise you I'm not homophobic... but I worry about the kids who will get adopted by these couples."

Me: "What do you mean?"

Them: "I mean the kids will growing up thinking that's normal."

Me: "I thought you said you WEREN'T homophobic?"

Them: "I'm not! But it's not normal. The kids will think it's the only way out."

Me: "???"

The dictionary definition of homophobia is 'irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals.'

And they think they're NOT homophobic???!!!

Your thoughts?