Okay, I gotta give my two cents on the gay thing.
In my opinion I think all Christian churches and all the Christians need to get off the "bash the gays" bandwagon. I mean, I don't hear Christians talking about the sinful people that commit adultery or embezzle money, or steal, or bear false witness against their neighbor or any of many other things. I don't mean to compare gay people to these "sins"
that is between them and God.
But didn't Jesus say, "Let him that is without sin, cast the first stone"?
I haven't always been where I am today, I think the church I am going to now and probably, even being on this board also and just life itself, all have combined to change my feelings regarding this subject.
I really don't feel Christians are doing Christianity any favors by gay bashing. I don't think it is what Jesus would do.
Golden, I don't mean this to you, I am just putting my own thoughts out on the gay issue. It is something I have been struggling with for quite some time and I think I am finally coming to my solution.