Here is a nice story for a beautiful Sunday morning, about Christian churches that accept gays and lesbians.
It's about a growing number of churches that welcome the LGBT community, especially young teens who are discovering their true sexuality. Rather than condemning LGBT Christians, they take the truly Christian path and welcome them without reservation.
It's no secret that I'm not a big fan of religion, but at the same time, I know it's very important to many of my friends and family. Our societal discrimination against gays and lesbians makes the self-discovery process for many gay and lesbian teens a very traumatic time. And that tragedy is doubled when their own churches reject them and tell them they're sinners just because they want love.
That's why it's so nice to read that things are changing.
Back in the mid-1900s homosexuality was almost 100% "in the closet" and churches wouldn't lose membership for condemning homosexuality. But today it's a different world. Almost every young person knows gays and lesbians and very likely even counts several among their friends and relatives. They don't believe that God/Jesus is going to condemn their gay/lesbian friends and relatives.
In the survival-of-the-fittest battle of religions that's a constant part of our unfolding history, the bigoted, homophobic churches and their loud-mouth preachers are going down. They're on their way to extinction. The younger generation just doesn't buy the idea that homosexuality is some horrible aberration that God abhors. Any church that clings to the immoral and cruel bigotry of the past is in trouble.