You got me!!
Speaking of fallacies, there's an excluded middle one going on right here.
I'm not sure if the rolly-eyes are supposed to magically do away with your poor logic or not but emoticons don't work that way.
I'm just making a point. As a society, we "arbitrarily" (placed in quotes to avoid that argument for now) choose an age to discriminate against. In reality, we know that there is no difference between 18 and 17, but choosing the age of 18 is "logical" as it coincides with other regulations.
You're making a very poor point. There is a difference between 17 and 18 year olds. One is a year older with a year more experience under their belt. I was a different person at 18 than 17. Maybe you weren't, I have no idea.
For that matter, there's no discrimination against 17 year olds in an AOC context. It's illegal for ME to have **** with a 17 year old (assuming it is in whatever state). It's not illegal for THEM to have **** with me. No one arrests young teens simply for having **** with older partners.
There's also the painfully obvious point that one major difference between homosexuals/17 year olds and heterosexual/18 year olds is that all 17 year olds become 18 year olds and the "discrimination" against them ends.
Which doesn't answer the question. Let a person who feels indifferent in the homosexual movement, but thinks homosexuality is wrong. Is he a homophobe?
Define "Wrong". Thinks it's silly? Thinks it makes the homosexual a lesser person? Thinks it makes them evil? Omegavegeta said he found it "creepy" but also that there's nothing wrong with it, it's their business and it'd be weird for him to obsess about it. If you're asking whether I'd call someone who finds homosexuality yucky as an act but also says there's nothing innately wrong with it, it's none of his business and who thinks it's weird to worry about it, no I wouldn't consider them a homophobe.
Edited, Aug 20th 2012 3:24pm by Jophiel