The only reason you think he's a homophobe is because he points out the homosexual sex is a sin.
Your whole argument is based on your belief that his prejudice is a fact, and he repeats it without overt anger. If you were told that all Christians are abominations by somebody who believed that it was a fact, you would be howling "bigot!"
If what he or I spout is prejudice, then it's prejudice against all sin.
Stop focusing so much on homosexuals.
Correct. I'd let it go in one ear and out the other.How would you respond to my pointing out to you that the only reason that you thought that such a person was a bigot was because he pointed out that Christians are abominable? Would that make you feel differently about such a person? Of course not.
I certainly wouldn't be bitching and whining that some people think Christians are abominable.
You see, I'm not an atheist.
If you repeat church doctrine about homosexuality being sin, you are a homophobe.
What if I repeat church doctrine about lying? Am I a lyophobe?
What about stealing? If I ridicule thiefs am I a thiefophobe?
G'head, judge away.Calling somebody a "sinner" defamatory in the same way that calling them a criminal, traitor, idiot, liar, or slob is. It a declaration that someone is unacceptable because he or she falls below some minimal standard of decency. It obviously no defense that you think its true.
It also doesn't matter whether you agree. If you or anybody else propagates what others consider hateful and damaging ideas, you will be judged by them according to the effect of your words, not your state of mind..