Originally Posted by 3m0d0ll
Anyway, I feel like when someone is told that being gay is wrong, or gross, or unnatural--and has homosexual attraction to others--feels like they're choosing to be straight, so every gay person is choosing to be gay, thus choosing to live "in sin."
One must define what "sin" is, have a sufficient justification for their moral position, and support their arguments with facts. Nobody who stands against homosexuality, in general, has any such thing. Evidence suggests genetic causation, there is no indication that moral acceptance will destroy the "traditional family" (whatever that is), and there lacks evidence as to what would cause whatever fairy to get mad at whatever conglomerate of magic wizards. Overall, homophobia is rampant among the fundamental and evangelical religious. The fact that religious leaders have yet to openly condemn homophobic speakers, I think it is justified to accuse the religion, and not the majority of religious people.
Overall, the fear of homosexual stems from a dearth of education on the subject.