First, in regards to the admin. anti-LGBT initiative; I have no idea if it is valid or not.
Prejudice & discrimination is never okay or right. Our equality is a struggle, but we have to go through it in order to win victory.
Churches are supposed to be seperate from state, but w/ the Rel. Right's propaganda & initiatives, they seem to be ignoring it (despite being in the Constitution).
However, some churches (like in the UCC) do participate in liberal activism to counter that of conservative and/or extremist organizations. One such division is the Ministry of Justice of the UCC (see: www.ucc.org/index1
& click on minstries for details).
Don't give up & stay well. You'll in my thoughts & prayers. Below is a quote from Mel White's Stranger at the Gate book that has inspired me in difficult times:
"I want to tell young lesbians about Sappho, the lesbian poet, who lived six centuries before Christ. Our spirits are still lifted by the fragments we have of her lyric Greek verse. I want to tell the young gay man about the enduring love of Alexander the Great for his general Haephaestion, and later for his servant, Bagoas. Next time somebody calls you a 'faggot,' I would like to say, remember Alexander, the most powerful man in antiquity. I want them to remember Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Virginia Woolf & Vita Sackville-West, Tshanhkovsky & Schubert, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, Walt Whitman & Herman Melville, Edna St. Vincent Milkey, Oscar Wilde, Amy Lowell, Noel Coward, Katherine Cornell, James Baldwin, Carson McCullers, Henry James, Rosa Bonheur, Jean Genet, Bessie Smith, Christine Jorgensen, and Eleanor Roosevelt"
- Mel White, Stranger at the Gate.