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I'm aware it's not only Christians who are homophobic, but in my life so far they are the only people I have experienced who have voiced their opinions to me. 

 

I have quite a liberal family, so finding out about and meeting my girlfriend wasn't a big deal for them. However, since I started talking about her to my friends and mentioning to them that they might meet her soon, I've noticed that those friends who are Christian are not taking the news well.

 

They're not being explicitly insulting or anything, and I guess I should be grateful for that. It's just the casual comments about how "it was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" and "I think that people have a right to be gay, but I just don't want them in my house". They give me enough trouble for being an atheist already, but this seems altogether more personal. 

 

I don't know whether I'm being over sensitive being troubled by what they're saying. Normally I just laugh it off and try not to let it bother me (why should I care what they think?), but it's really been getting to me lately. Has anyone got any tips for how to cope? 

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The rampant homophobic mentality that runs in christian circles is one of the things that turned me off from the belief system. I've been overweight since my mid-teens, and I have always found it hypocritical how so many would come down on gays for their sexuality, when they have a beer belly hanging over their belts. As many fat jokes as there are out there, fat people aren't villified for their so-called sin of gluttony, as gays are for their sin. You may want to point that out to your friends and let them chew on that awhile.

Deplorable. People will hide and wrap their hate up in religion. Washed in the blood of the lamb, my ass.

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Unless I have no choice (work situations or other involuntary associations) I don't associate with such people.   Everybody's free to hold whatever opinions they want, but they don't have the right to use those opinions to hurt others. 

 

You're not being oversensitive to what your friends are saying.   Crude comments like that are no more acceptable than racism, sexism or any other form of bigotry.  If I heard someone say something nasty like, "I think that people have a right to be gay, but I just don't want them in my house" I'd probably reply, "I'm sure the feeling is mutual". 

 

 

 

All people who judge others on things the others cannot change are, in my view, subhuman and unworthy of my respect or care.

 

Even if gay WAS a choice, I see nothing wrong with it.  Sex between consenting adults is of no one's concern but the people involved.
seems they bother eachother and then end up bothering the general population of non phobic of others types... maybe this will take you further... into the psyche of xyz...
http://faculty.virginia.edu/haidtlab/jost.glaser.political-conserva...
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careful out there folks...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15086103
I don't think you are being overly sensitive. I think these friends of yours are the ones being overly sensitive. It's not like who your personal relationship is with has any effect on their lives at all. To fight back you could always come up with a few "casual" comments of your own... "Are you against love" "Don't knock it until you try it" and so on.

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