Originally Posted by leadarrows
wikipedia. as your proof...LOL anyone can put anything they want in there. LOL good grief no wonder this country is going to hell.
Prove it. Prove that "anyone" can put "anything" they want in there. Go ahead, change this page:
Make that page reflect your own opinions on that term. Let's see how successful your changes are.
A word in the English language means what a consensus of English speakers want it to mean. The word "homophobia" has a clear meaning and describes a real concept.
You argued: "No one dislikes or is scared of gays because they are afraid they might be one." People have argued that they are, in fact, homophobic and because they are homophobic their otherwise criminal behavior should be excused. Basically, they argued that they themselves were mentally dysfunctional and were incapable of behaving like any reasonable person would after observing homosexual behavior.