In response to Eva, i would simply point out that after almost 2000 years of christian bigotry, she'd be hard-pressed to convince me that the hatred of homosexuals among those who are not practicing christians did not originate with christianity.
That might be true about those homophobes who are practicing Christians, but what about those who practice another homophobic religion?
You can't have it both ways. If you don't believe that the Bible or any other religious text is divinely inspired and is just the cobbled together writings of a bunch of ancient zealots - WHY do you think there's this common theme among the MEN who wrote these texts concerning the inherent sinfulness of homosexuality? If it isn't God who's doing the dictating, it's the MEN of the time who are inserting their biases, right? So this distaste didn't just arise out of nowhere when Jesus came on the scene- maybe these MEN just used Jesus as the conveniently martyred talking head for their own agendas- just like hate mongering people continue to do to this day.
And I always think it's interesting to see nonreligious folk give religion such POWER when it comes to convincing people to hate and be violent and totally ignore that the same POWER might be present and part of the causation when people are loving and forgiving.
Because what someone does in their own bedroom is neither here nor there as far as I'm concerned. But if anything, my brand of Christianity would be instrumental in making me feel guilty and hateful if I looked at homosexuals with derision.
I think taste has much more to do with it than religion.