Since I happened across a TEDx talk about it the other day (Let’s Talk Porn | Maria Ahlin | TEDxGöteborg
), maybe an analogy can be drawn here with many folks' attitude towards the consentual production and consumption of pornography. It's legal, it doesn't violate a harm principle in any kind of obvious way, and being drawn towards other people's sexuality for our own titillation seems to be quite natural. But some people argue that it's often highly addictive and by changing our threshold for sexual stimulus can both interfere with normal sexual enjoyment and often depicts extreme/fetish acts and degradation of women (with worryingly increased frequency over the decades).
Can we all agree that, distinct from legality, people can have moral reservations about sexual behaviours (such as porn, sex outside of marriage or homosexual relations) and decide that it's not for them - and recommend others to avoid it also - without being automatically subject to accusations of prejudice, discrimination, hatreds or phobias?
Seems to me that even many traditionalist Christians who still think that homosexual relations are 'sinful' have nevertheless often come a long way in their attitudes from Christians in previous generations (and sadly, many Christians who do
remain bigoted and promote discrimination today), and failing to recognize that progress by unnuanced accusations and rhetoric is not likely to promote further understanding and compassion. It may do the opposite if anything, causing some traditionalist Christians to figure that they may as well be hanged for the sheep as the lamb; if they're going to be slammed as "homophobic" or the like merely for saying that it doesn't align with their moral framework, they may as well go all the way and try to legally enforce those morals on everyone else too! It should be encouraging when people go out of their way to emphasize that they don't support legal discrimination or intolerant attitudes/acts - that they agree with a great deal of the societal progress which has been made on the issue over the past fifty odd years - even if they don't agree on absolutely everything