They don't know what it means, Bill1895. That's just the point. It sound bad, so they have to bully people with it. The 2 things they are good at: Bullying/control, and changing definitions.
For the debate, here IS the definition (which equally applies to sodomites):
"A person who is obstinately and unreasonably wedded to a particular religious creed, opinion, practice or ritual. The word is sometimes used in an enlarged sense, for a person who is illiberally attached to any opinion, or system of belief; as a bigot to the Mohammedan religion; a bigot to a form of government."
For the record, I am not "homophobic" For 1) I am not afraid of them, just their agenda, which is a JUSTIFIABLE fear.