Homophobia literally means the unreasonable fear towards all gay people. What it does not mean is what the left is trying to corrupt the term into: any dislike or prejudice of any homosexual person or policy. Someone not liking gay marriage, or having a problem with gay-promiscuity, does not automatically mean they're homophobic: to understand that, you need to see how they feel about gay people and if they can differentiate between groups and individuals, and so on.
Disagreeing with any gay activist.
|Everyone that opposed gay-marriage or any pro-gay agenda are homophobes that are worthy of ridicule and scorn, because everyone knows that marriage is a civil-right, this was just like anti-miscegenation laws, and Prop-8 in California was all because of Mormon’s running adds to inflame the other bigots.||While I support gay marriage, most people I met or knew who opposed it, supported civil unions or deregulating marriage completely (with no history of problems with and often supportive of gays). Marriage just has special spiritual meaning and multi-thousand year tradition. Marriage is not a federal issue, and for those who know what the words mean, is certainly not a civil right: it's just a tax/legal status. And Prop 8 passed in California because of minorities supported it more than whites.|
The definition comes from:
- Homo (Homosexual) -- meaning tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex
- Phobia -- an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation
Those trying to extend the word into any prejudices, or policies are really stretching the word beyond reasonable bounds. Are homosexuals automatically cis-phobic if they don't agree with every policy or person who is straight? Stay reasonable.