On the health front, there is the obvious - AIDS/HIV.
From a moral perspective, there's the potential breakdown of the sanctity of marriage.
In the minds of many, both situations have the potential of eroding the fabric of society and traditional marriage. This above all is what many fear most about the LGBT community. Problem here is more people die of cancer than they do of AIDS, and even without adding homosexuality into the equation more marriage still fail due to money problems, physical abuse and infidelity with a member of the opposite sex than they do from discovering that their former spouse is gay or lesbian or has some other deep, dark sexual demon in their closet.
While I agree with those who see homosexuality as a sin, I'm also of the view that this is their life and as long as no one of that lifestyle attempts to impose themselves on me personally, I adhere to the tenant "hate the sin, love the sinner".
Sidenote: I have a couple of gay friends - one male, the other female. As friendships, social interactions and casual associations go, if they aren't having public displays of affections, i.e., holding hands or kissing their significant other, I've found them to be just as normal as anyone else.
"A fair exchange ain't no robbery." Tupac Shakur w/Digital Underground
Who knew that answering some hypothetical question from a reporter from some minor pizza joint would cause so much trouble. I would hope that the US could handle allowing a small business some leeway and freedom. Guess that I was wrong. The bullies are out there.
more than $800,000 from online donors - yeah, the gullible are definitely out there.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
I remember being raised that you never told people your politics. Religion, money, and politics were not a matter for small talk, let alone polite dinner conversation. I am not the first to see it as just bad for business. Why would you post a herald of your beliefs that offends potential customers? Their major offence wasn't in their offending the gay community; it was practicing very poor business sense.