"I don't really know where these attitudes come from. It shocks and shames me that they still exist in New Zealand," Mau told the Sunday Star-Times.
"It's time for everybody to wake up, and not just those who hold such ridiculous views."
She said those who discriminated needed to "chill out" because their stance was old-fashioned. "Why should anybody be uncomfortable about something that is normal?"
Yes, it is normal* for some people have desire for those of the same-sex. Just as it is basically normal for most men to want to have sex with anything. However, acting on many of our desires is harmful. A pagan society doesn't care who a person has sex with, while as a Christian society does. That's really where the attitudes come from.
The whole self-control thing and doing the right by your children is not really featuring in this whole debate, it's all me, me, me!
Related link: Mau tells anti-gays to chill out ~ Stuff
*Normal in the sense that without moral guidelines, many people easily fall into a depraved way of living. See: Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism Rejected Homosexuality