How Homophobes Are Supporting Gay People Without Knowing It
Are you heterosexual or LGBT?
There are good men and evil ones. This is an evident fact and nobody can change that. Homophobes always existed, and they will continue to do so. Nobody can pretend all people are smart enough to know we are all equal regardless of our sexual orientation: you will find bigots who quote Bible in order to convince you gay people are wrong. Other ones will just say it is a shame they are allowed to get married or to kiss their boyfriends in public places. Unfortunately, many types of closed-minded people exist in this world, and the only good solution consists in ignoring them, also because it is very difficult to open a homophobe's mind. In addition we can contrast these bigot people, for example by observing they are completely incoherent: in fact they are against homosexuals, but they are customers of companies which are openly gay-friendly. They argue against homosexuals, they hurt them, but they are not willing to be coherent and stop enjoying all the services provided by gay-friendly companies.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.— Nelson Mandela
Searching on Google
Everyone uses Google everyday to search for information. So also homophobes use it. What they don't like to know is that Google is one of the most gay-friendly companies you can find in the world, and that is the reason I am proud to be a Google Top Contributor. Company's policies clearly support every employee, without talking about sexual orientation: in addition, Google has also a special nickname for every member of its team: for example all the employees are called googlers, the new ones are called nooglers... and there is also a specific title for homosexuals: gayglers. Finally Google promotes gay prides by participating to them.
So are you homophobe? Well, you are using a search engine which is gay-friendly and supports homosexuals. At the same time you probably own an Android smartphone/tablet, you have a Gmail account, and you watch videos on YouTube... are you also using Google Chrome?
Using Apple Products
If you are homophobe and have an iPhone or another Apple product, you should know also Apple participates to gay prides, like you can see in the article linked before. But in addition, do you know the Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, is openly gay? Despite these two facts, I am pretty sure if someone asks you to stop going out with your chic iPhone, you would not accept that.
Have you ever seen an homophobe on Facebook?
Being on Social Networks
If you have read the first article linked in this hub, you have surely noticed that not only Apple and Google go to gay prides: also Facebook does. But how many homophobes are on Facebook? A lot. And they often ignore Facebook and other social networks do not allow publishing homophobic content. But as always these incoherent people will still stay on social-networks... they will never stop enjoying comforts like searching on Google, using Apple products or staying on Facebook... because it is unpleasant for them to acknowledge all the civil world and most of the biggest companies are against homophobia... they are basically alone, against the biggest realities of the world.
Homophobes are not coherent with their mentality... are you an open-minded person and are you reading this hub? Well, you are not alone in the world, and you are part of a big family. Are you homophobe? Good job! Now go back to use your iPhone, update your Facebook status and search on Google... and think about the fact you are alone in a modern world.
© 2015 Alessio Ganci