Thanks so much for your comment. My post "Do Atheists Hate Gays" created quite a stir in our friendly little e-community. One super-homophobe was banned from AN for life, and the after-life, and at least two AN members were incensed that I would have the audacity to even suggest such an outrageous topic, which makes me think they struggle with the issue also. Based on the blog entries, I determined that atheists are not impervious to the ubiquitous religious dogma. Thankfully, the majority of AN members who responded are sane, articulate, and support equality.
I have yet to find a rational reason why some atheists hate a particular group of people. I would be very interested to hear your experiences in the UK. Maybe you can ask your atheist-homophobic friends why they hate “poofters” and let me know.
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its thousands of good friends.
Try joining groups like the busy discussion group ORIGINS (Origins: Universe, Life, Humans, Evolution, Religion..... ).
I have been running a long discussion there about being "Proud to be Atheist" as we all should be,
seeing that we hold the intellectual high ground over the nonsense of the irrational, superstitious god believers.