I'm a total live-and-let-live kind of person. As long as you're not harming anyone, I don't really care what you do. That's one of the reasons I cannot and do not understand the need for some people to force their belief system on others.
I especially don't understand the hatred and bullying of gay people.
Now, I was raised by a total free spirit and my dad's pretty much a hippie, too. And I've had a ton of really diverse experiences that many people can only dream about. There's not a doubt in my mind that those experiences have nurtured my outlook on the world.
Melissa at Kids Are Grown had a great post about this very subject last week. Go check it out