I really love the point you brought up!
True, lust (of any sort) and homosexual acts are sinful, but I think that sometimes people try to act as if one sin is "better", or in this case, "worse" than another.
Romans 6:23 makes it plain when Paul writes "For the wages of sin is death". He doesn't say "For the wages of *homosexual sin* is death". Paul wasn't talking about a *particular* sin (or group of sins); he was talking about ALL sin. ANY sin, regardless of how few times committed or how seemingly insignificant it is in the eyes of men is enough to separate us from God. God's standard is perfection--not just "good enough".
I like to see churches being honest about scripture. Far too many have compromised their morals, abandoned church doctrine, and polluted/contorted scripture with regard to the issue of homosexuality--some even actively supporting and endorsing what scripture has clearly defined to be sinful!
But it also really pains me when some other churches constantly rag on homosexuality...as if to somehow minimize other sins by doing so. Sin isn't a spectrum: there isn't "understandable sin" and "everyone else's really bad sin". There is just sin. If you've sinned, you're a sinner; if you haven't sinned, you're Jesus.
I guarantee nobody reading this is Jesus! LOL!
It's sad how these churches focus on homosexuality but almost never give equal consideration to the sinfulness of lust (as it would apply to heterosexuals), adultery, premarital sex, and divorce performed for reasons other than unfaithfulness.
I guess it makes the majority uncomfortable to be reminded that they're every bit as guilty before God, too?
And the end of the day, we've all sinned. We've all fallen short of the glory of God, and we all need a Savior. Man alone cannot live up to God's standard of perfection--it's only by grace, repentance, and forgiveness that we can be made right with Him.
If anything, we as the Church should be lovingly pointing gay people to the Savior they need (just as we need him)!
Very intriguing question!