It might be hard for someone not religious to understand, but there are people who wholeheartedly believe that there is an infinitely powerful being whose intention is to torture all homosexuals after death for eternity. I'd imagine some of them might even think that God will start interjecting with mortal affairs just because homosexuality upsets him so much. Or, at least that's what they say they believe. But all I'm saying is that you have to cut these people some slack--we all might be saying/doing ludicrous things if we believed such inane nonsense. That's why we have a gov't system where we can make laws like this, because there's no changing certain inherent problems with people. I do sometimes wonder if it's a good thing that I take the same approach to accepting religious people that I do for accepting people with mental disabilities. I kinda do believe that once this country gets some kind of psychological health-care system running smooth, people who use religion to ratify bigoted ideas will probably have to go through counseling. Which is probably exactly what they need.