If someone is following a certain lifestyle that doesn't injure anyone else, how is that forcing anything on anyone?And why should be gays be accepted by mainstream society? What right does anyone to force their lifestyle on another and tell them they have to accept it? Can alcoholics that don't get DUIs do that? Drug addicts? Bigamists? Chronic masturbators?
Incidentally what does accept mean? Not accepting could be anything from preferring not to socialise with certain people to not employing them to locking them up to beating them up?
Why does anybody have a right not to accept what others choose to do if, as I say, it doesn't injure anyone else?NOBODY has a right to make others believe what they do has to be accepted by the greater society.
What business in that case is it of mine or anyone else's?
Why 'hate', seems a bit emphatic?Can one hate the lifestyle choice of being hemophiliac? Or not agree with the choice to have Aspergers? Absolutely not, those individuals didn't choose to have that affliction, therefore they should not be penalized for it. And THAT is why the "Its not a choice" talking point exists. Even though its largely nonsense.
I think there is a small subsection of the overall community where its not a choice. For them there is either a psychological or hormonal reason for it. But that refers to those individuals who are ONLY attracted to same sex, which is actually a very small part of the overall societal community that self identify as gay or lesbian (versus bisexual, a term and lifestyle looked down upon by the gay and lesbian communities).
I don't think it's been spelled out before but there seems to be a feeling that if homosexuality is not fixed, but has more or less choice in it, there is less reason to 'accept' it?