Homophobia is a psychological disorder characterized by an unnatural fear, dislike, or aversion to homosexuals.

It does not occur spontaneously, but is instead either instilled by parental influence or spread by contact with other active sufferers.

Homophobia outbreaks are usually triggered by the repressed homosexual longings of an individual near the middle of the continuum of sexual orientation (the Kinsey Scale).  These primary cases often lead to the secondary infection of those around them as the victims use compensating behaviors to mask their own insecurities (such as quoting obscure scriptural verses they interpret to prohibit homosexual acts and generally demonizing gays and lesbians).

Although its prevalence has been in decline for years, more than a third of the population is still believed to suffer from the disorder to some measurable degree.

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