The claim was that receiving funds from a specific source makes you into a door mat for that source ~ that you will worship the source like a god.
Obviously there's more to humanity than simple economic motivation ~ food in ~ worship ~ food out ~ don't worship.
Seriously, don't you think about what you do with this Marxian claptrap?
I’ll take your point about not needing to insult gays as fair enough, but it is more than the actual population of gays that is and would be put off by a political party that is insulting to them.
(And no, that doesn’t mean we have to change our political positions for them—just be respectful in our disagreements.)