It is commendable to strive for accurate, neutral reporting and \”homophobia\” or \”Islamophobia\” are not ideal, as they denote solely the fear motivating prejudice. But they are the best we have. While fear may not be the only force behind such attitudes, it is invariably a chief component.
That\’s an assertion, not a proof.
Given this, I can report with a certainty rarely enjoyed by straight journalists that being anti-gay is, without exception, at least partly fuelled by fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of unwanted sexual attention, fear of gender roles being flouted, fear of humanity being wiped out by widespread bumming, fear of a plague of homosexuals dismantling marriage, the family, the church and any other institution held vaguely dear. And, of course, never forget: fear of what lurks repressed and unacknowledged in the homophobe. Irrational fear. It\’s a phobia, people.
And that isn\’t a proof. It\’s anecdata.
Do some people dislike Teh Gayers because they\’re afraid of either Teh Gayers or Gayness? Sure. All? You\’ll need to come up with better proof than merely personal experience sonny boy.