New Study Finds Homophobes May Be Closet Homosexuals

Apr 22, 2016 at 12:42 pm |
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Why do we choose to hate?

If we let he without sin cast the first stone, chances are not many rocks would be in the air, and yet we continue to judge day after day.

It’s human nature to see the actions and behaviors of others and innately pass judgement based on our own standards, but our deep-rooted disapprovals of certain lifestyles might just be more telling about ourselves than we’d like to admit.

You may have heard it said that homophobes are more likely to be gay themselves, or that, in general, people who vehemently disagree with certain actions or ways of life are in fact secretly or even subconsciously more prone to emit those very behaviors, but is this true?

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Finally, a study to put all our questions to rest.

“This study shows that if you are feeling that kind of visceral reaction to an out-group, ask yourself, ‘Why?’ Those intense emotions should serve as a call to self-reflection.”

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