Tip--"Again, there is no comparison between being a practicing homosexual and being black or being a woman."
False. They are absolutely comparable, and the bigotry they face exists for the same reasons, and is just as wrong.
"These are characteristics that can be seen,"
As is sexual orientation.
"and are not based solely on behavior."
Homosexuality is NOT based on behavior, let alone "solely." A gay virgin is still gay.
"One cannot change the color of one's skin or one's gender. But one can engage in both heterosexual and homosexual acts at will."
The vilest of LIES. Being gay or straight is NOT "at will." This idea that people just choose to fall in love with or be attracted to a person of the same sex is LUNACY, a destructive, hateful and PROVEN lie.
"And self-professed homosexuals do."
Lie. These "self-professed homosexuals" are a TINY number of frauds being brainwashed into thinking they are "former homosexuals," trumpeted to the high heavens by hate groups right up to the point that they're discovered with another man, admit it was all a sham, and quietly replaced at Exodus or whatever other hate group you'd care to mention.
"Some have been married and have children."
Yeah, I've seen these pathetic cases. Even they admit they still "face temptation every day."
In other words, they are still attracted to people of the same sex.
In other words, they're still gay. And always will be.
There is a number of cases in peer-reviewed research of documented cases of people who were homosexual and are now heterosexual.
That number is ZERO. There are NONE. And if there were any, the far right would make them household names, so don't pretend they're out there and nobody's talking about them.
They do not exist.
"In other words, identity based on these sexual behaviors"
It remains an intentional lie to call this "identity based upon behavior." It is NOT.
"is fluid and changeable. Anyone can claim they are a homosexual in order to receive special treatment."
Lie. They do NOT receive special treatment, nor are they asking for it. With the exception of getting a slot in the Village People, there is NO place where it's advantageous to be gay, the idea that people just make it up for "special treatment" is horsecrap.
"Try claiming you're black...as a white man."
Nobody would want to, because AGAIN black people don't get any special treatment, and in most areas still face discrimination and bigotry.
"No one can tell if you're a practicing homosexual by looking at you."
Yet this whole conversation started with a person whose homosexuality was discovered at which point she was fired from her job, which is sadly perfectly legal still in many places.
And the closet is a horrible, miserable, life. To claim "it's OK to hate gay people and discriminate against them, all they have to do is live a lie, pretend they're not gay" is nowhere CLOSE to a reasonable answer.
"Will you all adapt to wearing some kind of ID badge so that American citizens will know you are part of a protected class and therefore refrain from offending you?"
It remains a LIE to claim ANYONE is going to ask you to be arrested for "offending." This is about VIOLENT ASSAULT, and you thinking it ought to be OK to beat the crap out of gay people proves you're no Christian at all.
"Otherwise, how is one to know? To establish special treatment on this basis is ludicrous."
You're right, which is why NOBODY is doing so, or asking for special treatment.
Nothing more is asked.
Nothing less is acceptable.
"You have chosen to live in an unnatural, upside-down world."
You're an idiot. NOBODY chooses to be gay, it's not REMOTELY unnatural, and YOU are the one who is upside down, claiming to be a Christian as you blatantly violate the ONE rule we're supposed to follow.
"Society has no obligation to accommodate that. "
They have no obligation to accomidate your hate and ignorance.