Homophobia, in it's more technical sense denotes an "irrational fear of man". The prefix homo is from the latin genus which means man. Of course, because gay language thieves have hijacked anything that remotely displays them in a negative light, the term "homophobia" has mutated to the extreme awful. It's original meaning is no longer recognizable among straight (no pun intended) thinking men and women.
Homophobia is now as deadly as a gallon of anthrax. Enemies of liberty and free speech use it as a weapon of intimidation and discrimination to destroy politicians, religious leaders, organizations, neighbors, corporate heads, anyone who would dare disagree with the elitist demagougery of the gay rights movement.
The "official" definition of homophobia as set forth by gay orthodoxy is an "irrational fear and hatred of lesbian and gay people that is produced by bias in a society or culture". Disagreement is now hatred.
This is why every former homosexual needs to realize why it is important for two reasons to get involved politically against your past.
(1) You know better than anyone else how deceptive and destructive homosexuality is.
(2) Freedom of religion is threatened because of lunatic organizations like the NBJC and the APA who believe that telling homosexuals change is possible is criminal. Our right to ministry must be protected via our constitutional rights.