Monday, April 30, 2012

Oh, something for Fox & Friends

To deal with awkwardly.

One theory is that homosexual urges, when repressed out of shame or fear, can be expressed as homophobia. Freud famously called this process a “reaction formation” — the angry battle against the outward symbol of feelings that are inwardly being stifled. Even Mr. Haggard seemed to endorse this idea when, apologizing after his scandal for his anti-gay rhetoric, he said, “I think I was partially so vehement because of my own war.” 

It’s a compelling theory — and now there is scientific reason to believe it. In this month’s issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, we and our fellow researchers provide empirical evidence that homophobia can result, at least in part, from the suppression of same-sex desire.


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DrDick said...

As if you had not already figured that out. He who protests the loudest is hiding something.

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Paul said...

I'm only surprised that there are those who needed proof. But still, it is nice to have some science behind it, not that it makes a difference with the god-hates-fags crowd. Could you only just imagine how many shades of pink you would find in Fred Phelps underwear drawer!