In part, their well earned place among the infamous stems from their insistence that homophobia is great, that they have the right to discriminate and to be assholes. Their warped minds dictate that theirs is a legitimate and just cause, albeit a very profitable one.
For them, it is so much fun to hurt other people, to make them feel inferior for their own validation, to discriminate and humiliate...and that is basically what the homophobes want to do, insist on continuing doing it and getting rich and powerful in the process.
We have an endless list of bottom feeders, they come from all walks of life...from bakers to florists, from priests to pastors, from corporations CEO's to retrograde politicians. There's a market out there for this kind of crass way of thinking...their base is composed of very ignorant and uneducated people, most of which are superstitious and have bought into religious dogma, fabricated lies and a fear that if you don't have “faith” you'll go to an imaginary hell.
It's very convenient that homophobia is hiding behind that “faith” and that can't be questioned...because, well, faith is faith, and who's gonna argue with God, right?
The other day, we went to dinner at some friends' house, we brought the food and we were discussing over drinks a conversation we had ten years before; back then, I didn't care whether they called it marriage or civil unions, as long as gays had the same rights as everyone else.
I've since changed my position, I now demand that it is called marriage, because I want to deny homophobes a monopoly on their definition of marriage, I want to deprive them of their ability to discriminate and to feel superior over some absurd concept of “faith” in some imaginary deity that tells them telepathically that homosexuals are sinners and they will go to an imaginary place...very warm and uncomfortable for all eternity!