It’s common to hear that a fool doesn’t know he’s a fool and it’s likely that same idea applies to homophobes, because Brazilian soccer player Alex Da Costa recently made the illogical argument that being anti-gay doesn’t make him a homophobe.
According to Gay Star News, Da Costa made the confounding remarks in a recent interview with Swedish paper Expresse.
“God says one should love all people for what they are,’ he said. “We love everyone but do not like those who do not stand for what the Bible says. But this is not about homophobia.”
Da Costa previously claimed that ‘God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Yves,” and he maintained that mind-set when he used the Bible as a defense for his homophobia.
“I don’t agree that it is OK that a man lives with another man and a woman with a woman. That is my view. We don’t agree. At the same time, everyone is free to do what they want. Everyone has freedom,” he said.
“This is easy for me to explain. If you don’t agree with me and what I believe, and what the Bible says, then that is up to you,” he added.
Yeah, that definitely sounds like homophobia to us. As Queerty notes, if Da Costa wants to say that men and women should follow the Bible word for word in this day and age, then perhaps he should take a look at the way his own life goes against some of the teachings of the Bible, especially like how he should never play a soccer game on the Sabbath, lest he want to be put to death.
Or perhaps he should just let love lead the way for his outlook on people and not judge others for being who they are.
Check out some other homophobic offenders after the cut. –nicholas robinson