So apparently I was offended by a crappy song last year and wrote a negative comment on Grooveshark. Ten months pass, nobody notices, I forgot about it; until yesterday another user felt called upon to correct me:
That’s right, “not everything that is against the gays is homophobic”. That’s an amazing display of logic that would also extend to “not everything that is green is a mixture of blue and yellow”. But hey, let’s play a game, it’s called “proving you factually wrong”:
Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
homophobia noun ho·mo·pho·bia \ˌhō-mə-ˈfō-bē-ə\
Definition of HOMOPHOBIA
: irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals
— Merriam Webster
noun 1. unreasoning fear of or antipathy toward homosexuals and homosexuality.
— Dictionary dot com (and don’t be fooled by the figure 1, there is no alternative definition)
So, the nuance in “everything against gays” vs homophobia is…?
The defense rests.