while its admirable that, they stood up for what they believe in , its kinda selfish to leave your fans hanging like that. I mean they basically boycotted their job, so if every promoter was anti - gay would they stop playing shows?
im sure "christian bands" meet " anti christian" promoters / sound techs that don't agree with their beliefs doesn't mean they pack up and leave their fans in the dust.
First off, I would absolutely boycott my job if it was apparent the people I was working for were anti-gay. Maybe it comes from actually being gay, but I wouldn't feel comfortable in that situation and would not be willing to compromise myself for the sake of a job. I'd be very sorry for letting people down that depended on me, but I can't imagine a situation in which I would think it was worth it. And I'm just talking about retail. Their job is playing music. As with any creative endeavor, it involves injecting a lot of yourself into your work, and often times it becomes impossible to separate the two, especially in a situation like this.
Secondly, if every promoter were anti-gay, we'd probably be living in some sort of fascist nightmare-state and bands like this would play more than ever. I mean, you don't really need a promoter to play music. Sure it helps, but there are definitely alternatives.
As for the Christian thing, if the situation were the same and it got to the point where they actually felt uncomfortable playing, I don't think anyone would (or rather, should) blame them for doing the same thing. But he said in the story that they were being very loud about it to the point where they simply couldn't ignore it. Something that I think a lot of people are neglecting to consider here is that the guys at the venue were also working, and should not have been discussing personal politics so loudly in the first place. I understand that sometimes you get caught up in a conversation and forget your surroundings, but refusing to apologize when it is clear that you are alienating a client/customer is simply unprofessional no matter how you slice it.
All that said, I'd like to know what the nature of these homophobic remarks actually was. Because if they were just describing things as "gay" or calling their friends "****," then I don't necessarily consider that homophobic.