The two questions you ask (in a Christian forum) to me are a good example why those that study end times are saying the return of Christ is REALLY getting close. Personally my days go much smother if I don’t worry about what is happening tomorrow or next month. I recall when reading the scriptures that Paul, a disciple of Christ wrote many warnings to the disciples Christ. The biggest warning, said many ways, was that many were going to come along and change what was preached by Christ, Paul, Peter, James, John, Luke etc. I can affirm that those warnings, prophetic in nature are in fact going on right now in the body of Christ.
The fact that people in the body of Christ have evolved to think their thoughts are equal to or could replace Gods words are because of all the false teachers that have corrupted the hearts and minds believers. It is almost humorous if not for being sad that people that follow Christ believe they can accept something that God has forbidden. Followers of Christ have become followers of whatever it takes to get along, as long as what is happening can be cloaked in love then all is well with their souls.
How do I feel about the LGBT people? It really doesn’t matter, I am not a hateful person, I do not intentionally treat anyone as a sub human being. That said I will not be moved from what God has to say about a sinful lifestyle.
The catch phrase “God loves the sinner but hates the sin” was invented by the lukewarm believers that have allowed false teachings to enter their heads and hearts. The phrase popped up when the LGBT movement in the religious churches started rolling. It is a non committal statement to sooth the minds and hearts of those on both sides of the issue.
Do I believe God accepts those of the LGBT life style? The answer is no He does not. God accepts no sinners. God will forgive all sins upon repentance, until then humans are on their own as they selectively pick they way they want to live to please themselves. I know that The LGBT life style is trying to be as accepted as hate, divorce, stealing and all the other sins the church has come to ignore as wrong, so in time it will be ignored as well by people but not God.