You are trying to spin.
It doesn't work the way you are trying to spin.
The norm was that it was an sin and an abomination. He did not speak out against that. Not at all. It remains so.
And since it was the norm within the belief, as stated; the persecution of gay folks, in that belief would have been the norm, and he did not speak out against that.
This is the logical conclusion of what was said and what is more likely, not your arrogant assumptions.