Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps May Be Gay

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  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Sorry for all the gay threads today, I guess it's just one of those gay days. This just makes so much sense I can't even say I'm surprised. I think most homophobes are gay.
     
  2. astrorider macrumors 6502

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    Seems like a stretch. I'm not sure that someone as anti-gay as him having a strong reaction to being asked if he is gay can be taken as proof in the affirmative.
     
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    I just feel that someone can't be that anti-gay unless they're actually gay. Obviously there are plenty of homophobic straight people, but they're not usually that vocal and active.
     
  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Seems like?

    It very much is a stretch.

    It is, in fact, entirely lacking in any real evidence.
     
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    Actually it could be a very clear example of the "Reaction Formation" defense mechanism.

    http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/2009/reaction-formation-2/

    I wouldn't be surprised at all if he is gay.
     
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    Just learned about this in psych class but totally forgot the name, wanted to mention it in this thread. Thanks!
     
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    I just re-learned it in my Psychiatry course at Medical School. It's interesting stuff for sure.
     
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  9. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    It's like a sexual Schrödinger's cat.

    I think he's both gay and not gay.

    Somebody lift the lid and find out.
     
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    The idea that he's gay is really just supposition.

    But if it were ever shown to be true, it wouldn't surprise me one bit.
     
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    This wouldn't surprise me one bit. It's usually the biggest anti-gay bigots that are gay themselves.
     
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    Your projecting....
     
  13. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    fabulousss
     
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    Based on the fact that a lot of extremely anti-gay people are doing it because they are gay and trying to suppress it it wouldn't surprise me if he was, but I don't see much or really any evidence here.
     
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    What kind of evidence do you ever see until they either come out, or are caught in some way?
     
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    After under an hour of sleep and an eight hour work day this made my night. I laughed so hard.

    Back on topic, I do agree that a lot of people who are extremely anti-gay have a lot of "gay tendencies." Granted I too have a few "gay tendencies" but I'm not gay so i don't know. I do fully support gay marriage though.
     
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    And in the other symbolic/ironic news for this thread...

    Story

    [​IMG]

    Sounds to me like Westboro got easily offended. As they should. ;)

    BL.
     
  19. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    I wouldn't think gays would like the idea that a skunk like Phelps might be one of them
     
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    Well that's not a choice they get to make now is it? ;)

    I kid, I kid!
     
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    Just like most racists are secretly black. Over 50% of Californian voters voted to take away equal rights from LGBT families, guess they are all gay too.

    As to the studies quoted above, they show that people that are homophobic are attracted to same sex visuals. That means the very limited amount of people in these studies are attracted to visuals of same sex acts, be it because of the taboo or some other reason, it does not show that they themselves have a gay orientation.
     
  22. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I believe you mean, "just like most blacks are secretly racists."

    Being "secretly black" is difficult to pull off.
     
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    Made me LOL:)
     
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    Nope thats what I intended. The evidence that most people that expose homophobia are actually gay is not there - its ridiculous to assume people are what they fear.
     
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    Depends on your culture, in the Western, in this case US context that may be true. However, in a lot of other cultures that is not the case. Even among immigrants from places like Eastern Europe or the Middle East, very anti-gay attitudes exist. For example, even among friends and acquaintances who are not violently anti-gay tend to oppose things like marriage rights and are disgusted by Gay pride events which they feel violate their community standards.
     

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