In the past few years we have experienced a phenomenon…oops…let’s not use that word…a trend, of closet or repressed homosexuals being exposed in circles, organizations, etc. where homosexuality is generally frowned upon or openly condemed. Most everyone is by now familiar with the scandal inside certain Churches of homosexual conduct (with children, no less) and also the recent discoveries of several Republicans engaging in homosexual activity who have sponsered, voted for and supported legislation to deny rights to homosexuals.
Internalized homophobia is defined as :
Internalized homophobia (or ego-dystonic homophobia) refers to homophobia as a prejudice carried by individuals against homosexual manifestations in themselves and others. It causes severe discomfort with or disapproval of one’s own sexual orientation.
In light of this information and the confirmed incidents of homosexuals inside the organizations that generally condem homosexuality, can we reasonably infer that the Republican party, the priesthood and other organizations, by their very nature, will attract closet homosexuals ?
I believe that closet homosexuals are attracted to the proposition of belonging to and engaging anti homosexual groups in a misguided effort to fight their inner conflict by fighting homosexuals in general.
So, do you think there are more closet homosexuals in groups that don’t care about your orientation or more closet homosexuals in groups that do care ?