Your 100% right. And yes, although I do condemn homosexual acts, I look at premarital sex differently. Both are sins however, I'm not going to say they arent. Being a homosexual by itself, is not a sin. Partaking in sodomy is a sin, let alone plus your doing it pre-maritally. However, pre-marital sex by its self is not a sin, only the timing of the sex. Both are definitly sins, but I would rather do the latter. What if you had pre-marital sex, not as a one night stand, but with a women you loved very much and have been living together for a long time, but for financial or other reasons have not been able to get married?
Well, if you want an Orthodox Canonical response to this, St. Basil teaches in his Canons that Fornication is no start to marriage and that, in just such a case as you mention, the couple should be, if by any means necessary short of the death of one of the individuals, separated and forbidden to marry.
In the end I guess it comes down to whether you believe all sins are equally bad, or that some sins are worse than others.
Perhaps the way we should look at his is that they are not all equal, the one I commit is graver than the one my neighbour commits. I know that sounds like a bunch of pietistic dribble, but I'm sure my posts to this board should vindicate me of the accusation of pietism. Ultimately, such a system of thought is consonant with a merciful and Christian 'moral or ethical theology' (as abhorrent as the very concept of a 'moral theology' is).
Can I just point something out that I find interesting....between those two sins, which one does the government condemn more? Homosexuals are encouraged to partake in Gay activities and have safe sex (pre-marital). Pre-marital sex is overall condemned. In my school when we had sex-ed, they taught us that Abstinence is the best moral and intelligent option. If you MUST have sex, use a method of protection. But overall they would condemn it, wheras homosexuality is infact encouraged.
Premarital sex has been a right in this country for decades, the laws against sodomy were only overturned a matter of years ago (and are still on the books in many states), not only is fornication more socially accepted than sodomy, law also favours the former.
But not everybody is like you.
Do you have evidence that allowing freedom of assembly corrupts the minds of the youth? What are the statistics you have to present in your devence? Where is the direct, objective, and quantifyable evidence? Or are these simply baseless accusations, that are at least as old as the time of Socrates, being levied against your political enemies?
I believe on this issue, which to me has absolutely nothing to do with homosexuality and everything to do with Freedom of Speech and Assembly. I fear on this issue the immortal words of Voltaire (or actually Denis Diderot I believe, but it was Voltaire who made them famous) are most relevant:
'I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.'