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Heterosexuals: they only need more supervision

The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.

- Lynn Lavner

This is an Orange (and beyond) response to certain amber views, and pretty funny too.

It is clearly aimed at people already at orange+, and it can help relieve some of the tension many experience faced with these amber views, and also create a sense of community.

Bigoted against the bigots?

It is of course important to deal with homophobic views and behavior in all the many ways available to us, through speaking out, education, law against discrimination, and so on.

But there is also some questions here for mysef: Am I bigoted against those I see as bigots? Am I treating them as they are treating others?

Homophilic views may indeed be more enlightened than homophobic views, but there are certainly other areas where I am as blind and unenlightened as anything I see in them.

Homophobia at amber and elsewhere

When homophobia is set in system, through for instance certain religious views, it may mostly be amber (ethnocentric, absolutist). But homophobia certainly is alive and well elsewhere in the spiral as well.

As long as homosexual, or even remotely similar, impulses arise in me, and there is a thought that this can't possibly be me, I will see it out there. It is, at least partially, a blind and unrecognized projection there.

And if there is an idea that these impulses are not good, for whatever reason, there is homophobia, which in turn can be rationalized any number of ways. Whenever there is a belief, there is usually no lack of evidence to find for it.

This can happen wherever we are in the spiral. It is only that at orange+, we are a little more sophisticated about it, a little less blunt.

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