Someone said something to that effect ("While I don't support their lifestyle...") in regards to a link I posted on Twitter (yes, I have a twitter account), namely this one
. It got me thinking.
First off, what the hell does that even mean?
There's only one person in this world who could even say I support her lifestyle, and as it is my wife Julianna, she could in turn be said to support my lifestyle. But unless we count things like taxes, I don't support anyone else's lifestyle to my understanding. If by support you mean "approve of" and if by lifestyle you mean "who he/she wants to have sex with/date/marry" then it makes even less sense.
Why do people feel the need to tell me they don't approve of homosexuality? Especially in the context of "but I do think their civil rights should be respected". I doubt highly that anyone cares what you think of homosexuality as long as you keep your goddamn nose out of other people's bedrooms, but why would
you disapprove of it? I don't get it. It would be like saying "I don't support that gender but I accept that they should be allowed to vote" or something.
I know where people get the idea that they have any right to approve of whatever I consensually do with my genitalia, but it's still stupid no matter how many religious citations you quote at me.