They read the Bible in a way that tells them oppose it, at any cost. Lest those abominations be socially acceptable after the mystery is deflated and everyone sees just how "common" gay people are, as common as straight people, black people, Christians and non-Christians. By spooking the horses, the smallest grasshopper on the ground is instantly a predatory tiger waiting to make them lunch.
Gaines doesn't want Gay protections prohibited: he wants Gay people prohibited. The more society actually follows that long arc towards justice, the more they fear that this hope of theirs is getting smaller and smaller as the plausibility of their crap dries up in front of them.
By Micaela Watts
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