Bluevein asked: why is homosexuality an issue in the first place anymore?
Because loud militant gays are always shouting about it and people are getting fed up of 'em..
The 10 Commandments don't even mention gay/lesbianism, and neither did Jesus!
And later it's in the New Testament among a list of other stuff, notice how it doesn't say it's worse than anything else in there-
"Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. " (1 Cor 6:9-11)
Remember, the Sodom/Gomorrah gays were the loud militant nasty type so they got zapped, maybe they'd have been alright if they'd kept their traps shut..