Brazilian Soccer Player Alex da Costa: It's Not Anti-Gay To Believe Being Gay Is Wrong
Brazilian soccer player Alex da Costa has been pretty vocal in his belief that homosexuality is wrong, but he wants to make it clear that that doesn't mean he's homophobic.
Speaking to Swedish paper Expressen, he said his views are not homophobic.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.’
Da Costa also said back in January that "God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Yves," which, while cute in terms of word play, really isn't helping his case.
What do you think, Instincters? Is there a distinction between believing being gay is "wrong" or "bad" and being anti-gay or homophobic?