I'm sorry the OP turns a blind eye to his very own homophobic past, as it's not pretty, and the truth is not always nice; yet is happy to focus on an other's, and attack and drag them down for their actions. I myself may of been able to of over looked that abuse, but I have also had to endure this bisexual try too repress I, a Bona Fide homosexual on gay issues, when I have lived my whole life from the age of 5 as an out homosexual, Born in homophobic rural Australia in the 1960s; now that took balls, something many men born in the 1940s and 50s did not have; yet I was only 5. I who stood by the gay community in it's darkest years, when it was put on it's knees from so much death from AIDS, and all the hate we also had to endure from the world too as being something dirty and infectious. When the OP stood by as a straight family man doing nothing to help us. How they must now hang their heads in shame.
How is his sins any better than those he now promotes so much hate and contempt for, just because he may now wave a bloody flag, and has made the lifestyle choice to have a boyfriend instead of another wife?
I myself behold no love for the Catholic Church, as they were among those who helped and promote my torture as a wee child for not standing down as a homosexual child, and Turing a blind eye to those who did abuse and torture me; just because my protestant father was forced to marry a Catholic, and hand all his children over to them. But still my heart is not full of hate towards religion; I just thank God our Head of State in Oz is, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Yet I also have too just look at all the hate I have endured here at RJ from the gay left for not swimming with their flow, as even a dead fish can do that. But my sexuality does not define me as a whole. Nor the way I vote or live my life, nor am I self loathing. Now I have stood stead fast for 45 years to do that.
I'm sure if the Gay Plague Era never come along and I did not see so much death and murder that I did from a community I stood by when so many did not, The man I am today may well be diffrent, as I would not of been forced to give up my gay card and too go back out into the real world and live the rest of my life as an out homosexual, in a straight world. But it has made me stronger, and I do not see my self as a victom, yet knowledge I am a target of hate from the gay and bi left, because I am one and have the balls to do so and too stand alone. yet I am also loved and respected out here in the real world, and seen as one of the good guys, as actions speak louder than words.