I got lots of gay friends, but I sure wouldn't want one of them to marry my sister!
If the phrase 'gay friends
' turns up in a debate, chances are it's a cheap ploy
by a homophobe
to demonstrate that he or she (let's face it, usually he) is not homophobic
. Lord only knows why virulent bigots
want to sound all sensitive and new-agey
instead of proudly standing by their bigotry
, but there you have it.
See also: black friends
, women friends
, jewish friends
That being said, please realize that I have lots of Christian Fundamentalist
and other Social Conservative
friends, and they're fine people, really. I just don't like to see them getting uppity