When gay people say that it is love they feel for their same-sex partners they are not pretending.
The hate is on the other side - the religious people and the God they worship are the proponents of hate.
So they may say they are atheists.
They may even say they are hell-bound and support the devil.
This is not surprising.
But it is not their fault.
The fault lies squarely with the religious fundamentalists who claim to speak for God when they say that God hates gay people.
So keep on loving.
Even if love is in hell.
Love will save you.
Because Love is the ultimate reality of God.
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