I think I got this right all the last names come from your grandparents primary last names. Right? Someone explained it to me one time. It's a bit confusing but it makes some sense if you ask me.
Yes, there is a lot of discrimination in the churches surrounding GLBT people. This was the "straw that broke the camels back" for me and I left the Baptist church about 1.5 years ago and have never looked back.
I am now part of a congregation that loves and welcomes all. I am taking classes through my church to become an ordained minister and two weeks ago I came out to my class (all 5 of us). The response was way better than I could have imagined. I wish all churches could be like this. After ordination I want to work on helping churches become more inclusive of ALL people.
I hope you stay and share more of your journey with us.