Eroding away...LOL...Falconer you must have a crystal ball that needs a battery.
Go look up the attendance for Lords evening meal last year <Memorial>
Cherry picking. Why only highlight the one major event in this church and not the actual statistics? Why not retention rates or growth rates in 1st-world countries? http://www.jwfacts.com/watchtower/statistics.php
And besides- one who looks down upon their society's gov't and refuses to participate shouldn't have a say in gov't...so I honestly have no idea why you're even in this thread because the thread is about present-day gay rights.
Well quite frankly it isn't anyone elses business how others want to live and I personally think it should be allowed because its their right to choose with who or what they prefer and I don't see where it is hurting you or anyone else..... My fiancé and I feel it should be their choice and that is saying something for my fiancé because he is a homophobe so if he can look past his own somewhat ignorance then I feel anyone can because he is the most opinionated person I know.
Unless he's some crazy religious person, the best way to make him think about his standpoint is to ask him what if he was unable to love you due to the law? Would he consider that fair? Ultimately he has the right to be homophobic, but if it's trampling on other people's rights, that's where the problem is.