It was a joke? They were trying to make me uncofrtable? They were hitting on me? I don't know, I never asked as I didn't care.
Well, if you can't recall the situation, then you can't make a comparison.
I never said I can't recall, did I? I said I never cared. I never asked why they were sitting on me, I simply ignored them. The point I was making, which you seem to have missed, is that not all people are affected in a homophobic way when someone of the same sex sits on them, so using it as a basis of declaring someone to be a homosexual is stupid.
I understood your point exactly. I was just pointing out how stupid it is.
You not caring has absolutely nothing to do with you not knowing their motives. Contrary to your misguided belief, grown adults sitting on each others' laps is not a customary greeting for the U.S. It's perfectly "normal" in other cultures for same sex heterosexual friends to hold hands, kiss and be very close. However, the U.S. is not one of those cultures. We are a "arms length away"/independent type of culture.
If an adult sits on another adults lap in the U.S., it's not a customary greeting but typically falls under "affection/sexual and/or some form of a joke". The only other alternative that I can think of is that your friends are "so close" that sitting on each laps is something that you all just do. So, unless you all do that to everyone, that would fall under the "affection" category.
Furthermore, homophobic? Really? You all's favorite clutch. HTF is that homophobic? Where does it end? "Oh, just because he sat in your lap and held your hand doesn't make him gay". "Oh, just because he sat in your lap, held your hand and stuck his tongue in your mouth, that doesn't make him gay". "Oh, just because he rode you like a pony, that doesn't make him gay". The moment an individual does something out of the customary actions of a culture, it is fair game.
Don't even waste your time trying to argue that we just sit on each others' laps as daily conversation. So, if you don't know their motive behind sitting on your lap, then you can't compare the scenarios. Rather you actually cared or not is completely irrelevant. I bet if your girl friend/wife/mom/daughter sat on some random new male friend's lap of yours, you would be able to state their intent.