Who’s asking the government to take a stance on *private* behavior? You’re changing the parameters of the discussion.
Perhaps you didn’t follow the thread of the discusison. The OP said he wanted the government to come out and say what the DFP candidate has: (1) they don’t respect gays, (2) it’s an abomination, and (3)gay cruises should not be allowed to visit. If you think saying you don’t respect a group and it’s an abomination is NOT taking a stance on private behavior, (or even dangerously close to thought-policing, as I mentioned earlier) I think our interaction is done here.