It's possible that some who make the pedophile/homosexuality connection are not being automatically malicious, but tend to view human sexuality in a kind of utilitarian fashion (while it's fun, the main goal is reproduction). Those people are entitled to their opinions as well, even if it's critical of homosexuality. Some think in practical terms. I remember the former wrestler "the ultimate warrior" addressing a university crowd a few years back. He said "queering doesn't work!" Some laughed, and some gasped. It was a controversial comment, but a debate followed. There are billions of people who feel that it "just doesn't work," because it deviates from what they feel is the natural order, and their societies are structured according to those moral absolutes. I think we are all adults here, and if I swung that way myself and liked dudes, I sure as heck wouldn't be horrified every time someone said something about my lifestyle, and I wouldn't cry "HATER!" each time either.
Making "controversial" comments like that is not quite the same as accusing gays who want to marry and adopt children of merely wanting to commit what's just about the most heinous crime humanity has to offer.
This isn't about "being critical". It's about saying - they're monsters. Homosexuality, paedophilia, it's all the same, it's all monstrous.
And by the way, it's very easy to demand a thick skin from others if you're not the one who's being targeted.
The thread deals with a country which has taken a certain position on gays, and a poster tried to justified or rationalize why it has done so. Right or wrong, he's entitled to his opinion, or delete the thread.
No, that's not what he did. He just insulted gays and posted a couple of photos, of fireworks over the Red Square and of a homeless person (as a symbol of the morally corrupt Western world).
Not exactly a "rationalisation" or a meaningful contribution to the discussion in my book.