Originally Posted by bnmoore
I have a slightly different point of view about this. My feeling is a large proportion of LGBT people have been driven into self-destruction and suicide by their religions. I would say their faith or spirit is what suffers the most damage. If your belief system teaches a "God" that you are not designed to satisfy and you are a person of deep faith, you could lay your death directly at their door. And that is violating Commandment 6. It's slow motion murder. And that is why I say the Spirit of Christ has become a little conspicuous in it's absence from a lot of churches. If a belief system teaches condemnation and not inspiration what good is it? Where is the "Love One Another"?
Even the non-religious individuals are suffering. I think that everyone is trying to have their own voice be heard. AND since we live in a dominantly heterosexual culture who believes that male and females hold a certain place in society mostly based on their religious beliefs and moral value, anyone who challenged the social-norms are oppressed. It's also a matter of understanding one another. People judge what they don't understand.