Brian, this is my assumption. However, following this train of thought, were those who fought for civil rights against those who believed that blacks were second-class citizens and interracial marriages should be banned also bigots? Like today, discrimination was justified by quoting in part, or otherwise out of context, verses from Exodus and Corinthians. Does being intolerant of hatred and injustice make one a bigot as well? I suppose that case can be made. If that is true, I will gladly wear the label "bigot".
The fight for marriage equality is simply the latest in a long line for civil rights. Hindsight, as they say is 20/20, so it is self-serving to look back and say that you would have been in support of interracial marriages back before the ban was outlawed. However, if you are of the personality that allows for public policy making based on religious belief, than I believe it to be a logical assumption that you would have also been an opponent of interracial marriage. Remember, plenty of opponents quoted the very same Bible now quoted in denying marriage equality for gays and lesbians. I can't seem to differentiate between the two, but perhaps that is just me.
In my opinion, no group's (or groups') religious beliefs should be considered while determining individual's civil rights. Just because it is your opinion doesn't make it right. That is why it is an opinion. I love religion, ALL religion. The study of all religions is absolutely fascinating. When used constructively, religion is a wonderful tool to be wielded toward finding fulfillment and enlightenment. Unfortunately, when used destructively it is a nasty weapon.
This thread turned personal when Richard chose to do more than insinuate that anyone who supported marriage equality might as well be right at home in Pentapolis. My choice to believe in and support marriage equality is no more responsible for the harm and havoc on the fabric of society than your continued belief in and support of the Denver Broncos. It is this blatant moral superiority that people find off-putting and why, as I've indicated before, people are leaving organized religion in droves.