So nice to have you here, Helen! I will be graduating in May from a Baptist university. It was an interesting experience, and I encountered a good deal of closed-mindedness. I couldn't agree with you more--there needs to be a serious spring cleaning in Christianity. I left partly because I was sick of the insane focus on gays and "family values," and no longer wanted to be a part of it. I guess you could call me agnostic in a way, too, but I practice earth-based, pagan spirituality these days. On the other hand, as you said, churches and individual Christians are beginning to wake up, and shed this old bias. There is hope!
I'm so thankful for my straight allies! You're right--love is love. Bright blessings!
"And though I may not know the answers, I can finally say I am free. And if the questions led me here, then I am who I was born to be." --Susan Boyle
"If all fools could fly, the sun would be eclipsed forever." --Dutch proverb