I really hate the dichotomy between sin and sinner that always comes up in discussions about homosexuality. I have to agree with this. How can you separate the two?
If you continue to knowingly engage in an unatural act, there's no "excusing" the sin from the sinner.
You can't separate a man from his action, his actions reflect who he is.
Yes, metropolitan of Kastoria from Greece say that God hate the sin, but love the sinner, and he say that the Fathers say so.
Which is not true, Fathers never said so and they can't because it is against God.
Wisdom 14:9 Because equally God hate and wicked and his wickedly.
Psalm 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.