Tuesday, May 17, 2016

In celebration of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Or, as I like to call it, anti-Opinion Day, I thought I would link to an appropriate post from days gone by.  It's from the once legendary Zippy Catholic.  Ah, Zippy.  Sometimes too quick with a zinger, he would occasionally miss the point others were trying to make.  But when he had a chance to sit back, collect his thoughts, and reflect on the world around us through a Catholic prism, there were few better.

In this post, he takes on that sleight of hand used by the Left known as [Term]-phobia. In this case, the word Homophobia.  It's a way, like so many liberal terms, of shutting down debate and imposing values on others.  It's a code word, and nothing more.  Like adding Big-[name of industry] to something, or [name]-hater, they're just modifiers used to signal that the Left is about to declare you and your values unacceptable, and unless you convert to the Left way of thinking, expect the strong arm of money and power to come down on you like an iron gauntlet.

But read the post.  Zippy explains why a perfectly valid term like -phobia can have very invalid uses.

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