How is it not an easy choice for you to join the Libertarian Party? The Republican Party is entangled with the Christian right, and has embraced the Southern Strategy since the 1960s. All the things you said after “BUT” are in direct opposition to the Christian right’s beliefs and the Southern Strategy’s racist rhetoric. I see no evidence to suggest that this is going to change anytime soon, either. Donald Trump is exactly the candidate the Republican Party has been building toward, and it’s not going to get any better.
Vote your principles. Don’t feel obligated to accept the racist and homophobic pandering of the Republican Party. In a sense, the Republican Party left you before you ever even joined them.