I feel that sadness, too.
It really limits who we can be as human beings, when we treat each other or dismiss each other in this way, the way many Christians do based on their beliefs about homosexuality and the Bible. I am a Christian as well, and my family and I belong to a Methodist Church, where we have been welcomed. I am glad that the show went off in a respectful manner, and I have not been to a bar in seven or eight years (even though the idea of it strikes me every now and again) but I agree we need balanced portrayal, but would people watch a show about a gay couple or person just going to work, paying their mortgage, mowing the lawn kind of show. I hope that it will be tried in the future in a different portrayal, less stereotypical and more down to earth and real. I am glad I can still have faith in Oprah.