Our first President, and the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army who won our freedom as a nation, George Washington, favored execution as the proper punishment for homosexuality, and carried out that judgement and sentence with conviction.
Our third President, and the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, also wrote a bill, his proposing castration as the punishment for homosexuality while he was governor of Virginia. All of the other Founding Fathers generally fell into one of those two camps. NONE of them thought that special allowances should be made for homosexuals who were sufficiently patriotic, not even in the most desperate times when the success of their struggle seemed unlikely. None of them suggested building a broader coalition by being more welcoming to faggots. Nobody used the term “purity spiraling”. If anyone suggested a special zone or district for homosexuals, it would have been unanimously suggested that such a special district could be allotted six feet beneath the one which the rest of the population occupied.
Strangely, they didn’t need to debate STD’s, or whether child molestation was a cause or an effect of homosexuality. They just took care of the abomination, one way or another.
Liberals, of the sort who want to make exceptions for homosexuals or welcome them into our breathing spaces, might say that the Founding Fathers did not intend to establish ours as a Christian nation, despite plenty of documented evidence to the contrary. If we cede that point to them, then the wise men who did their best to give us a nation that would last must have had good and worthy secular reasons for holding such opinions of homosexuality, and for prescribing such a solution to their problem.
As much as I respect the prosaic bard of Monticello, on this issue I side with the gentleman farmer of Mt. Vernon.