We're just that bad.

From Bilerico: Homos public enemy #1
Isn't it comforting to know we're the most hated group in the western world? Wow, that's going to help me sleep tonight...

According to a new study out of Australia, gays and lesbians are the most hated minority group in the world. The researchers posed the question, "Would you like to have a person from this group as your neighbor?" The survey then asked about muslims, gays, Jews, immigrants, or someone of a different race. Whudda thunk it that the primary group other folks don't want to live next to would be the queers?


Where did the good old United States rank? We are the 9th most homophobic out of the 23 countries surveyed with 22.9% of respondents not wanting to live nextdoor to gays or lesbians. (The Muslim community came second in the US too - with 10.9% of Americans bigoted against them.) The average for all countries was 19.6% bigoted against the LGBT community world wide. Ah, you can always count on the United States to be ahead of the pack.
You hear that fluttering noise? That's my perception that the world was moving forward flying right out the damn window.

Honestly, I know I shouldn't be surprised... but I am.