You know, tip, that calls for some convoluted logic that seems to evade man.<quoted text>
Christians are called to hate the sin that God hates, and to demonstrate the path to freedom from that sin through faith in Jesus Christ.
IOW--it is no sin to BE gay, but it is a sin, if gay, to have a sexual relationship with someone of the same sex that one loves.
Now that kind of distinction requires some tricky thinking. First off, it requires intimate knowledge of the sexual relations of people we know who are gay--something we don't typically inquire of among our friends who are straight. And frankly, it is a distinction that I don't see many willing to attempt. They fall into hating those who are gay--whether they are "sinning" (or having relations) or not, presumably on the grounds that they will, or simply because they cannot meaningfully act on such a distinction.
Do you go around asking people that you know who are gay if they are engaging in relations? Do you advise them that you love them just as God created them, but wish them to steer clear of intimacy because God has created in them this conundrum?
How, exactly, does that play out, in real life?