Thanks for your nice message. Actually, I'm the mom, rather than Shane's dad. Thank you for sharing your experience and insight. There's a really nice Methodist church here, but I just don't think they will be tolerant of my beliefs about gays, so I'm thinking I may keep looking. I was very involved in my former church (LDS) and it has been difficult to leave, but I'm not quite ready to get very involved in any church just yet, until I know what to expect from the members in this area. My son doesn't live here, but I'm still very protective of him.
Thanks again, and feel free to PM me also, if you need to chat.