In a post Leftist Ideology and Heterophobia in Biblical Studies Jim West writes:
I find it passing curious that leftist ideologues who regularly smear anyone and everyone who raises legitimate questions about the theological propriety of homosexuality are not themselves treated to the same campaign. …
Furthermore, what’s even more interesting here is the fact that the constant demonization of the views of others by the use of derogatory labels is part and parcel of an awful lot of discussions these days. …
It’s easy to call someone a homophobe; it’s not quite so easy to show, from a biblical and theological point of view, that homosexuality is a legitimate demonstration of being human.
Well said, Jim. As I wrote in my post How to Ask Churches to Accept Homosexuality as Normal,
the only way for the gay community to win over evangelical churches is by convincing them with biblical arguments,
and name calling is counter-productive as well as wrong.