RE: Did he really use the word gay?
Those words were translated into English.
Translated from what language?
In Spanish the word is also homosexual. In Latin it is homosexualis. In Italian it is omosessuale.
The word ‘gay’ means lighthearted and carefree, a happy-go-lucky disposition. The meaning of gay as homosexual is a new phenomenon. It should be taken back by injecting popular culture with its historic meaning. For example, “the Pope was in gay spirits today as he met with ...”.
The homosexual lobby plays word games. Homosexual Civil Unions and Homosexual Partnerships become Homosexual Marriage becomes Gay Marriage becomes Marriage Equality.
They should not be allowed to infringe on language any more than they be allowed to exaggerate their numbers (e.g. 1% to 10%).