The Difference of Gay Discrimination
The thing that makes our fight for rights and respect, equality and to be treated just like any other sinner, is that we pose a moral conflict because exactly where our "choice" comes into play is unclear (even to many of us). Women, blacks, foreigners, short, disabled and challenged people, do not have any say in the characteristic which they have been discriminated for... There is no moral uncertainty about them.
The same is not true of us... A black person has never been kicked out of their home when their parents discovered their African heritage...
Now, WE know we were never even presented with a choice of which gender we prefer to be attracted to (bisexuals excluded). But unless you're in our shoes, THEY do not know this (though more Christians are coming around to understanding that we didn't choose this life and that a gay orientation is not inherently sinful)...That BEING gay, and DOING gay things, gets blurry even to us, isn't helped by the slippery reality that people can indeed choose to DO gay things and self-identify as a homosexual who chose it (though it is probably an experimental or rebellious phase) None of these overlapping complications effected the civil rights struggle of other minorities...
Generally, we can discriminate against those who have chosen their "group" which sets them apart as a minority. We can and do, and sometimes should be leery and discriminating toward certain religions, belief systems and chosen activities... But it is unacceptable to be so toward those who have no "CHOICE" in the cards God has dealt them...(that word again)
These are things even we as a community who are living them, debate and disagree over... We need to admit and address the confusion it is causing those who can only speculate about just what is going on in our minds... It'd help if we knew for sure.