Pants-of-dog wrote:Sure. As long as we agree that AIDS could not possibly account for the homophobia that existed beforehand.
And that the idea that homosexuality has medical issues that mullets do not have is also not a valid excuse for homophobia.
Not AIDS no, as it is a very new disease, but as I said AIDS isn't the only venereal disease and some have been around for all of human history. It is fairly probable that the authors of the Torah and similar works were censuring sodomy because of its perceived public health risk, they wouldn't know about viruses and such but they could draw lines between dots where those who liked to get their bottom poked ended up with anal pustules later. The same could also be said of their injuctions against promiscuity, drinking alcohol, eating pork etc.
Pants-of-dog wrote:Sure. You just find reasons to excuse homophobia by claiming that there are valid medical reasons for doing so.
Well there are two sides to every story: on one side, the abrahmic side, there is joyless discipline and on the other, the pagan side, risky indulgence. I'm a pagan myself so I tend to be sympathetic to those that want to live fast and die young even while I do not necessarily partake, but that doesn't mean I am incapable of understanding the other side.
Pants-of-dog wrote:Because when white guys like you kill homosexuals (which still happens in the west), it is not discussed. When Muslims do it, everyone all of a sudden cars about gay rights.That's racist.
Also, the awful Muslims who execute gays are, at least, not pretending that they do not kill homosexuals, while white conservatives claim they no longer do, despite the fact that such killings continue.
It's also misguided because the overlap between "white people" and "tolerating homosexuality" has an exceedingly strong correlation. In black Somalia being homo is a death sentence, in white Netherlands it's practically a national past time.
Edit additional: A nice case history that is relevant to this conversation would be the life of elite pop singer Freddie Mercury. He was world famous as the lead vocalist of a British pop-rock band call "Queen". He became a very well loved rock and roll legend in Britain and he was also an overt homosexual. What may be a bit less well known was that he was born in Zanzibar to Iranian parents. Zanzibar was absorbed into Tanzania by the early 60s. Tanzania has a penalty for homosexuality of 30 years in prison. Had Freddie Mercury remained in Tanzania instead of coming to Britain his life would have been very different. He did die young though even so, aged just 45 from AIDS. Perhaps he may have lived a bit longer enduring joyless discipline in a Tanzanian prison than he did as a super rich and famous rock legend in Britain but he clearly made the right choice all the same. Clearly his life in Britain was far superior!Freddie Mercury