Maranoa in Queensland is the most homophobic electorate in Australia, being the only electorate opposed to marriage equality.
Of course they "have nothing against gays" and are "very respectful" to them, whilst saying how terribly sinful and wrong we are to disobey the bible. There's even one young bloke who threatened violence if a gay person came on to him.
Largely though it's complete ignorance and stupidity. If they got to really know the LGBT they'd see we're just people like everyone else.