How does one defend themselves from being classified as Homophobic?
How does one defend themselves from being classified as Homophobic?
Well, first of all, it is vitally important to know the origin, the history of a term itself and who coined it. Only then can you be properly prepared to defend yourself from being incorrectly labeled as such.
So, here is the History and origin of that combined term, who first coined it, when, and most importantly, why?
This new term was the combining of the two terms Homo+Phobia.
The combined terms of Homo+Phobia only entered into the English language after 1965. Before 1965, such a combined term had never existed in the English language. This combined term was first coined by Dr. George Weinberg, a Psychologist, who was an early proponent of removing Homosexuality from ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM).
The term first appeared in print in ‘The Screw’ on May 5, 1969.
So, to address those who falsely accuse those of us who disagree with Homosexuality, with the accusation of being Homo+Phobic this is being written to clear up the confusion, by presenting the correct definition of the term Homo+sexual and the correct clinical definition of the term Phobia.
The creation and the use of the combined terms Homo+Phobia as a description for those who oppose Homosexuality is a false narrative by the organized LGBTQIA organizations, lobbyists and their supporters. This is being done for this very important reason. They are intentionally trying to redefine the combining of these terms to suit their own Political, Economic, and Social objectives of forced acceptance of the LGBTQIA Agenda. It is an Agenda which includes Homosexuality, Pedophilia, etc. on everyone in this Nation, and the world.
So, let us clear up a huge misconception about this combined term. There is no such combined, clinical term or definition for the combined terms, Homo+Phobia, included in ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM). There is, however, the term Phobia, and that clinical, psychological term, and its definition are included within ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM).
Definition of homosexual
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Definition of homosexual (Entry 2 of 2)
DSM-5 Criteria for a Specific Phobia Diagnosis 300.29 (ICD-10-CM Multiple Codes), page 197
A fear and a phobia are not the same, so it’s important to know the difference. Your therapist cannot use a lab test to make a diagnosis so she and other mental health professionals consult the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Ed., 2013). This guide provides specific diagnostic criteria for specific phobia from the American Psychiatric Association:
- Unreasonable, Excessive Fear: The person exhibits excessive or unreasonable, persistent and intense fear triggered by a specific object or situation.
- Immediate Anxiety Response: The fear reaction must be out of proportion to the actual danger and appears almost instantaneously when presented with the object or situation.
- Recognition the Fear Is Irrational Not Required: In previous DSM editions, adults with specific phobias had to recognize that their fears are out of proportion to reality, but children did not. The 2013 edition now says the adult patient no longer has to recognize the irrationality of their behavior to receive a diagnosis.
- Avoidance or Extreme Distress: The sufferer goes out of her way to avoid the object or situation, or endures it with extreme distress.
- Life-Limiting: The phobia significantly impacts the sufferer’s school, work, or personal life.
- Six Months Duration: In children and adults, the duration of symptoms must last for at least six months.
- Not Caused by Another Disorder: Many anxiety disorders have similar symptoms. Therefore, your therapist must rule out other disorders before diagnosing a specific phobia.
So, we must be crystal clear, as to the correct and proper use of such a combined term. Homo+phobic are actually two terms with two entirely different meanings that have been combined into one. It is imperative that in the English language, one must know the correct definition of each term and its proper usage before combining them into becoming one term. In addition, once this is done, both definitions must apply to the new term created out of both terms. You cannot change either term’s definition when combining each term into becoming a new, combined term. To do so goes against the protocols of proper standard English language usage. This is ‘English 101′.
These two terms were combined together, by Dr. George Weinberg, a Psychologist at the urging of organized Homosexual groups to further the organized ‘Homosexual Agenda’. Dr. George Weinberg came up with this combined term to describe those of us who are Heterosexual and who do not agree with Homosexuality.
“George Weinberg coined the term “homophobia“. He began contemplating it after remembering having witnessed abhorrence towards a lesbian friend while preparing to deliver a speech in 1965. The word was first printed in “The Screw” on May 5, 1969, followed by “Time” a few months later. Gay Times stated after his death in 2017 that he invented it in 1965.
By 1972, Weinberg explained the use of term in Society and the Healthy Homosexual. He suggested that those who harbor prejudice against homosexuals, and not homosexuals themselves, are suffering from a psychological malady, an irrational state of mind. Weinberg, though heterosexual himself, became a leader in the ultimately successful struggle to have homosexuality removed as a diagnostic category from the DSM, the professional therapeutic handbook. He was instrumental in shifting public perception of homosexuality.”
George Weinberg, Psychologist
His idea had absolutely nothing to do with any fear that Heterosexuals have or could have of Homosexuals at all. This is because the overwhelming majority of Heterosexuals are not afraid of Homosexuals and we do not have an irrational fear of them. The term he used to describe those of us who disagree with Homosexuality was abhorrence.
It is interesting to note that the term Homophobia or its most common descriptive usage, Homophobic, are not included anywhere, within ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM). In addition, what Dr. Weinberg suggested about Heterosexuals who harbored prejudice against Homosexuals suffered from a ‘Psychological malady’ and an irrational state of mind is not included anywhere, within ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM) either.
My question is this: How could Dr. George Weinberg justify classifying the majority 96% of the U.S. population who are Heterosexual, and do not agree with or participate in Homosexuality, as suffering from ‘Homophobia’, or come up with a ‘mass diagnosis’ of those of us who disagree with Homosexuality or any other behaviors advocated by organized LGBTQIA organizations, or who participate in it, and/or supports such behaviors, simply because of how he felt about the manner in which his lesbian friend was treated, or simply because Heterosexuals do not agree with such behavior or participate in it?
How did Dr. George Weinberg draw such a conclusion without having first examined each and every one of us he has classified as suffering from ‘Homophobia’? What research did Dr. George Weinberg conduct to draw such a conclusion? It is obvious that no such mass research has been done that would justify such a classification of the 96% of the U.S. population who do not participate in or agrees with Homosexuality.
As far as I am aware of, there has been no qualified mass research studies conducted by Dr. George Weinberg or anyone else on his unfounded classification of 96% majority, Heterosexual, majority U.S.population, who disagree with Homosexuality, and who do not participate in it, that would justify his creation of the term, ‘Homophobia’, that he coined, the first place.
And there is no classification or listing of the terms ‘Homophobia’ or ‘Homophobic’ within ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM).
George Weinberg, Psychologist
And since Weinberg coined the term, the LGBTQIA organizations have continually been recreated, redefined, and used it to misguide, confuse, and/or intimidate Heterosexuals and anyone else who opposes Homosexuality, into acceptance of Homosexuals and their Homosexual behavior as natural and normal behavior. However, there is nothing natural nor normal about such behavior.
The term phobic derives from the term Phobia, which is defined and included in ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM). The term Phobia is defined as someone who is afraid of someone or something, or someone who has an irrational fear of someone or something.
Based upon this correct definition of both combined terms (Homo+Phobic), I am not now, nor have I ever been afraid of Homosexuals, nor do I have an irrational fear of them. I know what they want. They want access to our children’s precious minds, bodies, and souls.
If your definitions are incorrect, so too, will your analysis be incorrect, as well. This is the correct definition of the two terms, Homo+Phobia. And the correct use of these two terms is highly important to such a discussion. So, you can’t come to the correct conclusions if your analysis is based on incorrect and faulty definitions and information on anything.
As such, if any persons or organized LGBTQIA groups, etc., posts articles or accuses any of us, who disagrees with Homosexuality, of being Homo+Phobic, the definition I’ve provided will defend our stance against their false and incorrect accusations of being ‘Homo+Phobic’.
It is because of their hurling these false accusations against those of us, who oppose the acceptance of Homosexuality as natural or normal behavior, when it is anything but natural and normal, that it is proper that the correct definition is provided of the two combined terms to prove that we are not Homo+Phobic at all.
In short, the combined terms Homo+Phobic were created with a particular Political, Economic, and Social Agenda in mind. The combined terms are used where one is vehemently attacked for refusing to accept such behavior as being natural or normal behavior. And because of this Political, Economic, and Social power the organized LGBTQIA groups now have, they use Economic Terrorism to threaten people’s economic stability and very livelihood for refusing this acceptance or for speaking out against it. If we fail to understand this fact, we will not be able to properly defend ourselves against its incorrect usage and their attacks against us.
- George Weinberg, Psychologist
- Obituary of Alfred Freedman, prominent, psychiatrist, dies
Emma Brown, Washington Post
Published 4:00 am, Friday, April 22, 2011
- “The 1972 Gay Rights Platform”
- “The 1993 Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C.”
- ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM-5)