Originally posted by FreakyKBH
No such confusion exists. What is being noted here has nothing to do with distinction between preference and act,
Well then you need to revisit your OP and correct the English, because what you actually said, contained a clear confusion between the two.
Their very existence as a group is an affront to reason: who gives a rat's ass how one conducts one's self in private matters?
A surprisingly large number of people 'give a rat's ass' even to the extent of wanting homosexuals killed or worse.
Do we see a coalition being forged for those who wipe their butts with their left hands--- they have rights, too, don't they? Don't they deserve to have a parade celebrating their uniqueness amongst all the right-handed haters?
When I come across some right-handed haters, I will start protesting for my rights and forming coalitions. So far those who are against right handed butt wiping have not bothered me (Muslims and a few other cultures including those in Zambia do frown on the practice but have not so far threated to punish me for violating the principle).
The fact is this exceedingly small group of people have made their preferences and acts inseparable. It isn't enough for others to live and let live; they insist on flaunting their acts in the face of the other 98.4% of the population and demand we don't flinch. Those who recoil are labeled haters, despite nothing more than a rejection of their determined acts--- how would anyone know of preference if there existed no action?
Well somehow we know what your preferences are. Your logic thus implies that you are flaunting your acts in the face of the rest of us. Hypocrite.
I reject open make-out sessions by heterosexuals as unseemly, sometimes even going so far as imploring those so engaged to get a room. Never have I been reversely challenged as a hater for expressing my disdain.
And have you been challenged when making the same request of homosexuals? Did you treat them with the same respect when making your request?
Moreover, this group has taken things a step further by also establishing that those who reject their private behavior ---as immoral, undesirable or in any other form, wrong--- as haters. Not haters of acts or preferences, but haters of people despite no evidence of any such attitude.
If what you claim is correct, then yet, it is shameful. But in my experience there is a lot of evidence for people who hate homosexuals as people. Whether you personally display such attitudes I do not know, but there are those that most certainly do.