I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
Look at it like this. Someone hijacks a plane and crashes it in to a city, killing 3000 people. Someone hijacks a plane and crashes it in to a city, killing 3000 people....for Allah. Are you really going to tell me that that qualifier didn't make it worse?
If it was an act of a maniac then we respond one way. If it was the act of an organized group trying to inflict harm on us we react a different way.
While there may be some people out there that dislike - or even hate - gays there isn't some massive conspiracy to kill them all off or enslave them or anything else.
With regard to repression....give me a break. The kind of repression you're talking about happens all the time in many different ways to many different people. Some choose to act differently to poor people, some to rich people, some to blondes, some to readheads, some to one kind of dress or another. It's not 'repression'. It's life.