Christians get a bad rap since the term homophobia is applied all too often to them when they are only trying to follow God’s word.
Christians are not homophobic – in fact they love homosexuals, but believe that sodomy is a sin.
We are all sinners, of course, and though most people believe that no one chooses his or her sexuality (I was born this way, as the song goes), the common perception is that we cannot also help but submit to certain actions. Wrong. One may not choose to be gay, but he can certainly choose his actions. I didn't choose to be heterosexual, but I have a lot of choices within that framework: premarital sex, extramarital sex, sodomy, pedophilia, rape, orgies and so on.
Homosexuals have choices, too. So do murderers, thieves, liars, etc.
I am trying my hardest to “love my neighbor”, the greatest commandment of all, but I am not required to love what he does. So stop calling Christians homophobic. I know plenty of gays whom I like and love, but I do not condone their actions any more than I would condone my daughter living with her boyfriend. Why are Christians not allowed to practice their beliefs? Seems a bit intolerant.