Why do anti-gay opponents think they are persecuted?
Well, I was listening to conservative talk radio (and calling into some shows) on the issue of marriage equality for gay couples, as this issue is before the U.S. Supreme Court right now. Now, one of the hosts stated that those young people who think of their elders as somewhat bigoted for opposing same sex marriage, might be viewed by their ownchildren one day on some different issue, as bigoted for opposing a right for some group.
Well, yes, that might be true. But, the young people of 20-30 years from now will probably be right just as the young people of 1910 were right about the right of women to vote, the young people of 1967 were right on the issue of interracial marriages and the young people of today are right about same sex marriage.
Social religious conservatives have been wrong time and time and time again on the issues. They always use the bible to oppose a right for some group they despise, as they now despise gays. Who knows who they despise 30 years from now, but it will be somebody or some group.
Maybe they will campaign against artificial intelligence beings having any say in our representative republic. But don't be mistaken they will be wrong and if I am with them 30 years from now, I will be wrong also. By the way, if you want to support the right of gay couples to marry, please support Freedom to Marry.
Finally, an anti-gay opponent on a website stated that those who are opposed to marriage equality (not his literal words of course) are like the Jews under the Nazis. Same thing. But of course, Jews had nothing better to do in 1940 then controlling who Nazis married, so the analogy is really apt. Also, it's not like gays were forced to wear pink triangles by Nazis who might have quoted the bible to justify their anti-gay bigotry. I imagine my sarcasm would have been lost on that poster.