Because I don't believe that I'm here to force my beliefs upon anyone else, I'm not taking a big public stand on the gay marriage issue by having a Facebook avatar war. I'm straight, aways have been, and expect to remain so. There's just something I like about the idea of a man stronger than I am, and able to make me feel safe in his presence. I like men, even though I've known some that are absolutely rotten to the core. As you do with either gender, depending.
I have several friends who are gay, and I can't begrudge them their happiness. Some of them I didn't know it for many years into our friendship. So what?
I'm a tad envious of anyone who finds that special someone to love them, and I don't have the energy or interest to throw stones at them. Hey, alone isn't great. I've got tons of experience to say that.
But anyhow, I can state it this way, and maybe you can understand where the true potential for fear lies.
I've never been sexually assaulted by a gay man or woman. The ones guilty of assaulting me were definitely straight men. Men with violence and deviance issues, but straight. Psychos. And straight.
So I'm sorry, but I can't participate in the witch hunt. I don't think that's a step toward having a better world. Hate isn't a positive tool when you lash others who never harmed you with it.
You can tell them they're going to hell if you want, but who is to say you won't be joining them in that handbasket for your judgmentalism and hatred? Hey, didn't the Bible warn something about judging other people?
I'd really rather see that hatred and energy being used to protect children from predators. Can't we do that instead?
Oh.... I guess this means I'm going to Hell too.... I kinda figured that.