I simply don't get it. Our community is so hard on the gay faction of our community. We were/are oppressed. Why in God's name do we DISCRIMINATE AND OSTRACIZE these folks? They have no more control of their orientation, than a child has on the color of his skin. For people to suggest this is a choice, well, is just silly.
Why would someone chose to be in the group that everyone feels safe in treating like crap? I have an employee in Divinity school who struggles with his gay prejudices on a daily basis. I parked my gay employee in the cubicle next to him. This should help his spiritual journey.
Is this a terrible example of "kick the dog" syndrome? In the last election, the neocon's reached out to the black clergy to line with them AGAINST the issue of gay marriage. If they can manage to find a stable relationship, give them a vehicle to honor it.
Let's them have the opportunity to screw up relationships like the rest of mere heterosexuals.
Discrimination for any reason is not right. For our community to treat the gay community is so unCHRISTlike.
I challenge you, what would Jesus do? My guess is show kindness and compassion. It's Holy Saturday, try to show a little love.