I just came from a campus discussion forum in which 4 panelists plus everyone else who shows up participate in a discussion answering the questions:
1. do you support gay marriage?
2. can you support gay people without supporting the gay agenda (don't ask me about the "gay agenda". I didn't pick the term used and it was replaced by whatever made the panelists more comfortable anyway)
The goal of the organization is to have a variety of opinions on the panel so they had a christian student, a republican and two gay men.
Toward the end, I managed to get into a back and fourth with the christian panelist who argued from the christian perspective of same-sex relationships are sinful and so is bigotry and discrimination so she supports queer people to the extent that they shouldn't be attacked harassed or discriminated against but she still views same-sex relationships and homosexuality to be sinful. She seemed to see the love the sin not the sinner school of acceptance as a supporting queer people. I very much didn't but as i tried to explain I hit the barrier of time (because the discussion was winding down) and she didn't see sexuality in the same way I do.
I knew this student before the panel and we're cool. I'm out, we get along, I think she's cool but at the same time we're just acquaintances and I don't necessarily think I can be a whole lot more than an acquaintance with someone who holds that type of viewpoint but at the same time I think I might be able to.
So this brings me to my question. If you love gay people but consider homosexuality a sin, can you truly support gay people and or have meaningful friendships with gay people?