What exactly is homophobic? I mean I am arachnophobic but I don't want to be a spider. I will also openly admit to stomping on spiders every chance I get.
I think some use the word as a self defense mechanism. If you don't like their preference it is only because you are secretly like them. I think that is a load of bullshit myself.
Now having said that, I am serious when I ask the question of what the word means. I don't care about any persons sexual preference but I don't want to see two gay people making out or even hear about their sexual exploits. My wife had a friend who was gay and I was fine with him. I only asked him to be discrete about it and on one occasion (the last time we got together) I actually kicked him out of my house. Not because he was gay but because he couldn't seem to avoid talking about his exploits. Now if we were in public and he started up, I would just leave but he was in my house and I had told him on multiple occasions I wasn't ok with hearing or seeing it. I didn't even care if he brought a boyfriend around as long as they were respectful.
Does this make me homophobic? I tell gay jokes and say things or people are gay but I have never even considered violence. Is it still gay bashing?
As for Culliver's comments, I think it's kind of funny. Not that it was the right thing to say but that he was so ignorant as to believe it was an ok thing to say publicly. What a complete moron.
Should the NFL come down on him for it? Maybe, I personally think the NFL should force the Niners to handle the situation and if they don't do so appropriately, I think the NFL should come down on the franchise. I also don't think he should be allowed to play in the super bowl. There is no question that he made the comments and that the comments are racist. If he were a Seahawk I would be embarrassed as hell and hope the team acted immediately and harshly if for no other reason than to show that ignorance of any type, that directly affects the organization will not be tolerated. And yes, I do think this reflects on the organization.
The Lion has no interest in the opinion of the sheep.