A California attorney has filed papers for an initiative that calls for the execution of LGBT people. Of course, it would take over 300,000 signatures to put it on the ballot, so it's not actually going to be voted on. But even in a relatively liberal state, this is the degree of animus against LGBT people.
A clear majority of Americans now are okay with LGBT people marrying, and with LGBT people generally. But efforts to protect LGBT people from discrimination are lagging behind. Just yesterday, we saw Charlotte, NC narrowly defeat a non-discrimination rule.
Why is it okay to discriminate against LGBT? We would not for a minute accept someone who advocated against serving black folks, or Jews, or women. But somehow it's okay to advocate to refuse service to LGBT. And I'll bet you that they would also like to refuse service for practicing Muslims too. God help a woman in a headscarf who asks a bakery for a cake for Eid, eh?
Why is it that only about 20% of Americans are Evangelical Christians of a certain political ilk, yet they manage to punch so far above their weight that they dominate the media description of "Christian"?
Meanwhile, it's best to remember that even in liberal CA, there are people who actively hate us and want us dead.