The stereotype of the homophobe is largely a media creation. It is true that Falwell
and Robertson may say some stupid things. However, beyond the stupidity there is the genuine notion of love the sinner hate the sin. This may sound simplistic, but it is less viscious than it sounds.
The far left often praises Cuban health care. This wonderful health care treats homosexuality as a mental illness and has AIDS ghettoes. While the left has a collective temper tantrum every time Falwell says anything they make excuses for Cuba. The excuses for Cuba just seem to grow every year as the Cuban people suffer for the sick Marxist fantasies. Has Noam Chimpanzee ever said a sentence about treating homosexuality as a mental illness?
One can read the fascination if not almost pathological obsession commies have had with calling people homosexuals. From the Mitrokin Archive the KGB smeared J Edgar Hoover as a homosexual 235. On page 240 the KGB attempts to plant stories that Scoop Jackson and Richard Perle are gay lovers. Commies have been smearing Perle for well over thirty years. In fact Perle doesn't seem to be get much press except when Commies are placing him in various anti-semitic and now homophobic conspiracies.
In fact if one reads through the Mitrokin archive calling people homosexuals was a frequent tactic of the KGB.
Lets compare homosexuality and communism as alternative lifestyles. Most homosexuals do not bother people and go about their lives in peace. The exception are the far left lunatics who share the pathologies of the next group.
Communism as an alternative lifestlye is hazardous to human life. Planned starvations, frequent class genocide, constantly exporting your sick lifestyle (communism), not allowing people to leave warped workers states, political prisoners, frequent treason and sedition, gulags, Killing Fields, property theft, repression and surpression of individualism are all much more serious than homosexuality. I could care less whom the person next door sleeps with, but taking my private property is theft. Not allowing me to leave the mess Commies create is imprisonment. Stamping out individuality is the equivalent of turning humanity into cattle.