Josh, you're going to have to realize that a rather large number of people on this site, and in the world, do not reflect your religious beliefs, so when you make an opinion statement of gay unions being evil and appear to pass it as an absolute, people are going to get offended, and on occasion make condescending or even outright hostile remarks.
I fully understand that people aren't going to agree with what I'm saying. How does that fact make me condescending? I'm simply arguing on the basis of my presuppositions. I'm not going to compromise my worldview and water down what I have to say simply because others don't share my presuppositions. Homosexuality is evil. Murder is evil. Theft is evil. The reason people think I'm being "condescending" is because they're used to hearing evidentialist arguments, not presuppositional ones. And they don't know how to react.
Yes, I do indeed believe that homosexual behavior is evil and that this is an absolute truth. Yet I'm not talking down to anyone when I'm saying that. I'm not implying that those who believe otherwise are less intelligent or anything like that, so how is it that I'm acting in a condescending manner? Meanwhile, fellow forum poster Krisstah can state that everyone who disagrees with her on this issue is "narrow-minded" and yet you say nothing about that. You want condescending marks? They're here on the forum, but they aren't coming from me.
I have a hard time seeing homosexuals as being "evil" because how can love ever be evil?
This is not love at all. Love can only exist within an ethical framework. Any action done outside of the transcendent moral law cannot be considered love. Moreover, you misquoted me. I didn't say that homosexuals are exclusively evil. I said that homosexual behavior is evil. To be fair, all human beings (myself included) are evil. Human nature is inherently corrupt and we exist in a state of total depravity.
I'm not talking about lust, or narcissism, or the perversions of love, but pure, actual love.
You talk about "love," but you can't actually define it. You have said what it is not, but you haven't said what it actually is. I see homosexuality as lust and a perversion of love. You see it differently. Why is that? Because we're both coming at this from different presuppositions.
The desire for the well-being of another individual regardless of the detriment and consequences to oneself. Selfless, pure love. How can that ever be evil?
You're forgetting that there are different types of love. Agape love is not the same as eros love. I can genuinely love a person of the same sex in the sense that he is my friend and I act selflessly on his behalf. However, all of that changes when that relationship turns sexual, because at that point we are both transgressing a transcendent moral law. I may "feel" as though I love him in that way, but our feelings do not determine what is ethical. As fallen creatures, our feelings betray us. Our hearts are corrupt. You're using a very broad criteria to discern A) what love is, and B) how it ought to be properly expressed.