Sno you hit a very good point. IF one chooses something they need to accept the good with the bad. However gay people normally don't choose their orientation.
I'm a 46 year old man. I can't do anything about that. However I am a 46 year old man who plays Pokemon. That is a choice I make in the face of ridicule from my adult friends and co workers. Thankfully I'm thick skinned enough to shrug off snide comments. This is the point being made by Sno Sunny.
My daughter has shared many stories of her friends "being Gay" for a summer or two and then once the attention dies down switchback to being hetero. And before you ask, the pressure seemed to be aimed at being gay was better for some reason, as my daughter tells it. I just shrugged and told her 'To love, who she loves, and don't let ANYONE tell you different.'
Something I was thinking on. If it's tough to be Gay, how tough is it to be Bi? They literally have both sides looking at them with askance!
Well if someone doesn't like something they have a negative critical opinion. They have every right to have their opinion(criticism) as I have mine to say there is nothing wrong with X (and thus be criticized for it!). As for using a Religious perspective, I have read the passages that "condemn" homosexuality and can see how folks like Mattj can say "It's in the bible." Because it is,... and as I was taught, "This IS the word of the lord.". It also says love they brother or your fellow man, depending on the bible version.But if you're the biggest champion of individual choice in the entire forum, then I'd assume you stand up for the right to criticize gay people, choice or no choice, from a religious perspective.