I am a church going, very conservative straight man. I bear no ill will against someone who is non-Christian or gay. Recently, I read an article about Frank Kameny and posted it on another website. Before long, I was being blasted by, not random liberals, but some of my closest friends. I also posted a comment about the term "gay civil rights" and asked if it should even be a term since civil rights has always included race and sex issues, not choice issues. I had three friends actually telling me it was okay for people to be gay and even as far as God being okay with it. I randomly had one of my old professors join the discussion against me. They all had this mindset that I hate people who are gay. I hate the lifestyle. It is wrong and there are many things that that lifestyle can cause that are bad. However, I have had gay friends in my past and do not hate them. Just their life choices. And I suppose that is a point I would like to make. Even if homosexuality were a genetic thing (and it has yet to be proven that it is), it is still a choice to live it, as is being an alcoholic is a choice (whereas there are genetic indications).
Does anyone have any advice for dealing with these friends who keep attacking me on this issue? I post these articles in order for people to read and know the truth and see what's going on out in the world, but they only read the headline and attack me.