This is the exact sort of bigotry I am referring to. It's a deep seeded intolerance towards anything that is different and an attempt to vilify it by false equivocation. Biblical pronouncements are not "standards". Their arbitrary statements without regard to human decency or the well being of sentient creatures.
Not sure what all that really means...it sounds like it should make sense but I think to some it could sound quite bigoted and intolerant toward anyone who believes in the bible.
Since we're talking about tolerance, perhaps you should have used the word "some" in front of the sentence where you labeled bible pronouncements as "arbitrary statements". I don't necessarily think so but a good number of people do believe Biblical pronouncements are indeed "standards" and are anything but "arbitrary" and that they are indeed full of "regard for human decency and well being."
This is the exact sort of bigotry I am referring to. It's a deep seeded intolerance towards anything that is different and an attempt to vilify it by false equivocation.
Seems like playing the Homophobia/Intolerance/Bigot card when it isn't actually necessary, could result in one of those unfortunate "Boy Who Cried Wolf " situations where no one pays attention anymore when something really serious is occurring.