Homophobia Day? Really?

Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 5.45.45 PMSo I just found out that May 17 was the International Day Against Homophobia.  Did we really need to go there? As a writer, my sensitivity to words is heightened even though I would give Dubya a run for his money when it comes to botching the English language while spoken. There is a gaping discrepancy with the word homophobia. According to Merriam-Webster it came about in 1969 and is defined as an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals.

The word ‘homophobic’ is illegitimate and waters down the validity of meaning and definition, once again. The left is proficient at convoluting everything they touch, and the notion of having given a National Day to recognize people who are afraid of homosexuals is bizarre to me. I am confused. What happens on Homophobia Day? Who marches in the parade? Homosexuals?   Heterosexuals?

Silly me. I thought National Holidays were of the celebratory nature.

The Fourth of July celebrates our independence from the Throne unto a democracy with a National birthday party and fireworks blazing the skies as they burst in the air. Memorial Day honors the brave character of our armed forces with festivities to remember their service past, present, and looking to the future. Labor Day honors Capitalism and the integrity of work, the workers, and the energy to the great wheel of the country.

So at the end of each day we can all feel better because there is no boogieman under the bed and there is no such thing as a homophobe.

But if we do need a phobia day how about a Putinphobia Day or a Nucularwarphobia Day or Tornadophobia or Hurricanephobia? This makes much more sense to me.

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