"AIDS Treatment News" online * (jb's homophobia)

F. Frank LeFever flefever at ix.netcom.com
Sun Nov 15 22:35:47 EST 1998

I guess I've missed a few exchanges while I was away (Society for
Neuroscience meeting, and satellite conference preceding it), but it
seems I may have hit it right in a surmise I posted before I left.
I had been puzzled by this fellow's self-defeating perversity,
obscurantism, and bizarre denial of even the simplest demonstration of
his errors even in matters not central to his fanatically-held basic

What could account for such irrationality?  And then something he wrote
raised the suspicion: could it be something so banal as good
old-fashioned homophobia?? 

The exchanges below seem to support the idea.

F. LeFever

In <727p69$vsj$1 at nnrp1.dejanews.com> f.raaphorst at worldonline.nl writes:

>In article <727816$ngq$1 at news1.tc.umn.edu>,
>  carlton at walleye.ccbr.umn.edu (Carlton Hogan) wrote:
>> In article <3645aeba.1785861 at netnews.worldnet.att.net>,
>>  <johnburgin at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>> >On Thu, 05 Nov 1998 16:58:49 GMT, gmc0 at ix.netcom.com (George M.
>> >Carter) wrote:
>> >
>> >>>On 4 Nov 1998 21:22:49 GMT, carlton at walleye.ccbr.umn.edu (Carlton
>> >>>Hogan) wrote:
>> >>
>> >>johnburgin at worldnet.att.net wrote:
>> >>
>> >>>So, two out of let me see, 5 is it?  You and George are gay, that
>> >>>really makes your arguments biased.
>> >>
>> >>Excuse me, but what makes you so sure Carlton is gay?
>> >
>> >he didn't deny it
>> That's because I would rather be mistaken for gay than for an
>> bigot. Most people who frantically deny their alleged homosexuality
>> are either conflicted, or homophobic (or probably both, as research
>> has shown that out-and-out homophobes are more likely to show
>> subconscious arousal by same-sex images than non-homophobic
>> You will not trick me into trashing the gay community by protesting
>> my heterosexuality. Anybody that developed AIDS in the 1980s is
>> likely to be very grateful to the gay community, as I am.
>You go, Carlton. More power to you.
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