None of which is evidence against what the source said, nor the results of the studies cited in the source.Because Merek is just not a homosexual activist with a leftist political agenda but is one of those white beard scratching liberals who just not changes the meanings of words to further a political agenda but also creates new words with new definitions the further his own radical political agenda.
Beyond Homophobia » About Dr. Herek
Sexual Prejudice: Understanding Homophobia and Heterosexism (You'll notice that Herek uses the same dictionary when it furthers his agenda.)
I can't seem to find the article where Merek wants to change the definition of homophobia. Lets put it this way, Merek is just a radical gay leftist comparable to the hate monger Morris Dees.
>" Homophobia is an etymologically incorrect term which most directly denotes "an unreasoning fear of or antipathy toward homosexuals and homosexuality", but it also includes a fear of increased political and social power of homosexuals in advancing their agenda. The term is used regularly by activists to describe several kinds of people, which may or may not match the actual definition of "fear of homosexuals and homosexuality". The recipients of the homophobia label include those who feel uncomfortable around homosexuals, those who reveal that they oppose "gays," and even those who may privately support homosexuality but who fail to publicly support homosexuals when called upon to do so.
Conservative Christians and other people who strongly object to homosexuality often take offense at this term, which had led to the use of the term heterophobia to describe those who manifest an antipathy to those who uphold heterosexuality as normative or exclusively valid. While the term phobia is an irrational fear of something, nobody is afraid of homosexuals, and nobody fears contracting homosexuality. That is in contrast to heterophobia, whose existence has been documented..."< Homophobia - Conservapedia