"I hate the word Homophobia. It's not a Phobia. You're not scared. You're an Asshole." - Morgan Freeman (ok apparently this isn't an actual quote from Morgan Freeman... still a good quote though, whoever the REAL original source is!
This is a quote from an activist named Nelson Mandala. He was someone during this time period who really impacted the Civil Rights era. He changed peoples lives in Little Rock Arkansas for the better. For example, African Americans lives like Liz were improved because earlier in time it was difficult for her and her family members to deal with society but now African Americans are treated more equally.
Many people are afraid of being weak. They think having an opinion shows their strength. But opinions often aren't based on knowledge. It's just one point of view. But changing your mind or not having an opinion is considered failure. They aren't open minded. Knowledge, interest, empathy truly matters. But many are so afraid of being weak....they don't even notice that they are the weakest.