If you don't want to embarrass yourself further I recommend you explore Roger Scruton's ideas on aesthetics. They're very interesting and insightful. . .
Given that he was a right wing religious homophobic bigot
That's the reason you were never taught him. He doesn't fit into the liberal agenda.
If you can find any evidence of any of those slights against his character you just listed, you're welcome to share them here,
Why don't you read/watch/listen to his views instead of letting hysterical, biased liberal media/faculty tell you what to think?
Not agreeing with gay marriage doesn't make you homophobic. Ask Gameboy.
I'm perfectly able to think for myself
Also, it is very safe for me to conclude that his contribution to the philosophy of art was minimal at best and unworthy of my time, precisely because two very different professors who I trust and admired didn't consider him worthy of teaching. They were experts on the subject, after all.
You haven't even read him and you're saying he's wrong.
A very honest TL:DR.