Often political and religious leaders who campaign against gay rights are implicated in sexual encounters with the same sex.
Ted Haggard, for example, was once one of America’s most charismatic and powerful evangelical leaders with an audience of more than 30 million people.
Haggard opposed same-sex marriage and gay rights, but was later exposed for paying a male escort for crystal meth. He later admitted he spent years trying to deny his attraction to men and that "if I were 21 in this society, I would identify myself as a bisexual".
So, in the study, the group of homophobic men were challenged to prove this theory wrong, by proving that they are straight.
*The Journal of Sexual Medicine published the study, by researchers at the University of Geneva, where they tested 38 heterosexual male subjects for their impulsive approach tendencies toward homosexual stimuli.
"These findings confirm the importance of considering the variability in impulsive processes to understand why some (but not all) men high in homophobia have homosexual interest. These findings reinforce the theoretical basis for elaborating a dual-process model for behaviors in the sexual context."
Okay, some but not all.
However, direct comparisons may be made between this study and another one conducted in 1996.
This study literally monitored increases in penile circumference in response to sexually explicit videos and their conclusion was similar.
"Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli. The groups did not differ in aggression. Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies."
So let your homophobic loved ones know, honey it’s okay to be gay because you might be.