Originally Posted by scott snedeker
It might be a stretch to call a "love the sinner hate the sin" proponent homophobic, but definitely could be defendably considered Heterosexist a heteronormalist. I strongly suspect Antiochian's professors fall into this category and indeed did taint their scholastic criticism with transferrence.
As far as this being a debate of semantics..... I agree it is very much semantics! But you say that like it is not valuable! labelling is relative. and with reference to a standard.
That's my feeling anyway. How we use words influences how we see ourselves (self-dialogue) as well as others.
Know what? After years of Pentacostalism, I believe that the phrase "love the sinner and hate the sin" is homophobic. Proponents of it claim that it is used in love. However, those being bludgeoned with it cannot agree. It's nice to think one is doing something wonderful for another person, when in fact, one is doing the exact opposite.
Just for conversation sake: is there anything rational about homophobia?