Last week the Associated Press declared war on the word "homophobia," deciding its new stylebook would ban it (and "Islamophobia") because a "phobia" is an "illness" and connotes a "mental disability." Therefore, says the AP, it is not accurate and should not be used in a "political or social" context.
This was last month's crisis, granted. But I didn't see it on Slog and who knows if we are allowed to use "homophobia" ever again without feeling like bad people? So... now it's here to discuss, you homophobes.