"Here is the truth: "coming out" from the "closet" can be a deeply psychological and spiritual journey. It should not be surprising, nor overlooked, that many who have found themselves struggling for personal identity and self-worth should return to their spiritual communities for support."
"Indeed, some politicians and lawmakers have invoked the language of "sin" in their opposition to gay Americans. But the discourse of "sin," has no place in the political culture of a liberal democracy. Such discourse lends support to the historical fiction of America as a "Christian nation," and limits morality as the special province of the religious and Christians in particular."
"An historic change will take place in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Sunday when a measure takes effect allowing openly gay men and women in same-sex relationships to be ordained as clergy.”
"Sodomy is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, but gay life flourishes there. Why it is ‘easier to be gay than straight’ in a society where everyone, homosexual and otherwise, lives in the closet?"
"A new virtual home for Orthodox homosexual men was launched last week in the form of a website seeking to expose to the rabbis and religious community the difficulties faced by religious homosexuals, to reach common ground and solutions."
"According to biblical accounts, Jesus said very little, if anything, about homosexuality. But he spent loads of time talking, preaching, teaching and issuing commandments about love."