The article investigated phenomena such as fear, aversion
and hatred as a result of heterosexism and homophobia. This is done from three angles. The
first is that of the individual relationship with the Other. The second is a reflection on prejudice
concerning homosexuality in the context of a cultural, social and religious environments.
Perceptions with regard to sexuality and power are the result of social constructions. These
two perceptions influence relationships. The third angle concerns individual reactions to fear
as emotion and affect. The article considered a contra discourse to redress aversion and hatred.
It argued that a shift should take place from being a perpetrator to being tolerant and from
being a victim to becoming an agent of hope.
This article is based on the
research of Mark le Roux’s
MTh dissertation, entitled
‘Argeologie van homofobie’.
The research was done under
the supervision of Prof. Dr
Yolanda Dreyer, Department
of Practical Theology, Faculty
of Theology, University of
Pretoria (2013). (http://hdl.handle.net/2263/32652)
Hierdie artikel is ’n verwerkte weergawe van aspekte van die
MTh-verhandeling van M.l.R (Universiteit van Pretoria), met
Y.D. (Universiteit van Pretoria) as promotor. (http://hdl.handle.net/2263/32652)