But my point of view is representative of thousands of people out there and if we can take the effort to understand Godless ideas, then some effort should be taken to understand ours.
There's a rather glaring logical flaw here. You assume other people don't understand your views.
They do. They understand them just find. They just think your views are wrong.
In my experience, they don't. You already stated in your post you don't know much about Islam, and it's safe to say the same for most people. I don't either. But I think it's safe to assume that whilst most people have some sort of basic understanding about religious beliefs they don't know many specific details. If they don't truly understand a religion then it's hard to understand a person's views based on them.
I wouldn't consider myself a Christian (though I do hold some of their ideals), but have been brought up as one since I was born. I went to church every week for thirteen years and attended a Christian school. It was very rare to come across anyone who actually truly understood the views of a Christian person when talking about religion. Lots of people had a basic understanding but didn't really get it, but they certainly thought they did. I'm not saying this is the case for you, Fox, I'm just making a general observation about people.Edit:
And just to throw my two cents in here...
And if you DO think someone deserves to go to hell for what they do, isn't at least some degree of hate towards them implicit?
Hate is a very strong word. I struggle to think of anyone or anything I ever truly hated in my life. From a Christian view it is certainly possible to be against homosexual practises, but not hate someone and think they deserve to go to hell. That's for God to judge. I'd also just like to point out that just because someone is homosexual does not necessarily mean they would go to hell. The Bible is pretty clear that no matter who you are or what you've done that, if you accept Jesus, you can be accepted into the Kingdom of God. My old boss at work was both gay and a Christian.