Well…of course the bible is actually anti-LGBTQ. The book is clear on the subject of homosexuality and feminine men. Though many do ignore those inconvenient parts of the book it does indeed stand strongly against this behavior. Of course, note how I say “against this behavior” because it is the behavior that’s at issue when it comes to Christianity.
A view that these behaviors is okay is new. How the people who engage in this behavior are treated has see-sawed back and forth over the millennia but the behavior itself has almost always been socially unacceptable to some degree. There are those who still feel that way and not just religious people. There are atheists who, from a sociocultural anthropology perspective find the behavior troublesome. Mores and religious dogma exist for a reason they argue and have formed slowly over thousands of years of societal evolution. Upend them at your society’s peril.
People don’t like to admit any discomfort with homosexuality these days – of course – because the backlash they get. This player didn’t even mention homosexuality in his video but got called out as homophobic for promoting the bible. Imagine if the video had been directly about that. I think it’s important to understand that, as much acceptance as there is now, that there are still what is probably a majority that doesn’t feel that way and their reasoning is diverse. I think very few of them who feel that way feel so from a place of hate and most, even when they don’t agree with the behavior are tolerant of it.
I am not sure there is anyone who has real and actual “homophobia”.
There are varying degrees of discomfort or disagreeance with the practice but I doubt there is much in the way of fear, which is what a phobia is. Promoting the bible might lead to someone reading it and reading it might lead to some uncomfortable feelings when it comes to the subject of homosexuality. Maybe the real fear is that someone might read the bible and start thinking about sin and just what constitutes a sin. They have the right to believe or not. No one is forcing anyone to read, no one is forcing anyone to believe what they read. But one thing we know about the bible which has been born out through history, is that when people read it they start to think about what’s in it and the book has been – shall we say – persuasive.
Demanding the religiously observant like Drew Brees violate their core beliefs to avoid public harassment goes against everything we stand for as a country.