[. . . they don’t keep it private and that is the problem.]
Personal anecdote: I know a lot of people and am fortunate to have made many friends over the years. A significant number of them are gays and lesbians. My personal experience tells me that “deviants” are no more or less moral than straight people.
I’m truly sorry that your 2000 year old book of wisdom has mislead you into believing they are depraved and evil. And they are certainly not demanding attention other than where necessary to achieve equality under the law. Two of my lesbians friends waited patiently for 6 years until the state of Illinois began issuing same sex marriage licenses last year. They were the first ever same sex couple to be married in Kane County, yet they made no big deal of that fact and sought no publicity. They were just happy they could be legally married. By the way, I took the pictures at their private ceremony. Both brides were radiant.
Now why can’t those who personally believe they should act according to words written in their Bible keep their practices “private”?
A great number of people, myself included, don’t want our government basing its laws on a primitive book of fairy tales that dubiously claims to be the word of God and the source of all that is moral, but condones tribal warfare, slavery, the subjugation of women and the murder of those who think the wrong way.
There. I trust that makes clear the position of tens of millions of decent American citizens who are fed up with religious zealots trying to control everyone’s private lives all the time. Mind your own business.