Shocker! Homophobes Are Closet Cases
ThinkProgress reports on a new study that links severe homophobia to repressed attraction to the same sex:
“Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves,” explains Netta Weinstein, the study’s lead author. “In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict outward,” says co-author Richard Ryan.
Another big shocker! The repression is usually a result of bad parenting:
Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates.
Social conservatism, it turns out, actually is a form of child abuse. Who knew? Oh wait! Liberals knew.