A derogatory name for a person who finds homosexual activities offensive, deviant, perverted
and/or immoral - whether based on a religious or non-religious viewpoint.
It is an inaccurate and poorly named term, as these people, in most cases, do not exhibit an irrational phobia
or fear of homosexuals as the term implies. Their views can indeed be proven to be rational in most cases.
"Homophobes" are very often derided by intolerant people, who in their hypocrisy preach a doctrine of tolerance
- i.e. that all other people should be tolerant of their pro-homosexual world-views, but cannot have differing world-views of their own. "Homophobes" are often labeled as bigoted by people who are themselves bigots and religiously-intolerant.
In the case of the Christian religion who are often labeled "homophobes", by definition a christian is not a hater of homosexuals, but of homosexual acts. Infact, there is no distinction between any perverted sexual acts, whether homosexual or heterosexual. All these are abhorred, but the person who does these is not.