"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
I remember listening to sermons on why being gay is wrong. The church started a petition against anything that supports same-sex partners.
I still don't understand why the gay issue is such a sore spot for the Christian church. If the church were to rank sins, being gay is pretty high up there. Christians are willing to look past lying, gambling, cheating, & drunkenness (which are all mentioned in the Bible too). It's the one sin Christians are unwilling to forgive. Which is ironic -- given that it's not up to us to judge other people.
There are a lot of religious extremists out there who ruin the whole religious image for everyone. People who aren't religious tend to think we are all just wacko crazy. That's also something that needs to change.
Really, all problems, whether it be in regards to sex preference, religion, gun rights, race, etc, people just need to be understanding. It's really not anyone else's business what other people do. What right does anyone have to judge someone else?
Maybe if more people judged themselves, and kept their noses out of other people's lives, we wouldn't have so many problems like judging gays.