I've said all of this before, but I will say it again (and again until the message gets through to you lower-case-c christians).
Shakespeare once said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet (Romeo and Juliet). I believe we should trust him (or possibly her, for the conspiracy theorists out there) on this subject. Shakespeare spoke of physical love, the love that moves through this world that we live in - the physical love that is an imitation of divine love. He (or she) didn't bring Divinity into it - that's why I trust these words.
When cliche-christians support hatred, they are working for the Shadow - by whatever name you call it. Sadly, many do not realize what they are actually worshiping.
The Shadow works through (what Hindus call) the maya - (what Christians call) the illusion. The Shadow makes you think that you are committed to Divinity while you actually sow seeds for the Shadow. Hatred, fear, ignorance, and bigotry is how the Shadow moves through this world; it is how the Shadow separates and destroys divine love. You need to look no further than Christianity for an example of this
separation - real Christians (promoting tolerance) versus
cliche-christians (preaching hate because it's all they've been told
Divinity -by whatever name you call It- does not condone these actions. In fact, a majority of the world's religions preach against giving in to ideas, beliefs, and actions that promote hatred, fear, bigotry, and intolerance.
We can find Divinity when we compare religions. "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." The Divine's shape remains the same no matter what religion you study - everything else is Shadow's play.
Divinity has destroyed most of the life on Earth - an estimated 99% of all formerly living organisms are now extinct (Cornell University). Divinity has the ability to remove the features that it does not like from living beings - all without any help from humanity (anyone remember hating and banning the dinosaurs?).
No one knows when humans began displaying homosexual behaviors (some, from the Euro-centric school of thought, claim that homosexuality was first documented 2,500 years in Mesopotamia; others claim homosexuality was present 5,000 years ago in Asian art). In short, homosexuality has been around for as long as humans can remember.
Homosexuality has been observed in over 1,500 species of animals1 - animals that are the 1% of life still existing after 99% of other organisms have passed away. Divinity has chosen not to remove homosexuality from it's creations. Divinity's actions speak louder than man's words.
Divinity has a purpose for homosexuality. Has it never occurred to cliche-christians that homosexuality is not a test for homosexuals, but a test for everyone else?
This is what the Bible tells us: "For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV)
Maybe Divinity allows homosexuality because it makes it so easy for Divinity to see what is in a person's heart (and brain)? Is this really such a difficult concept to grasp?
I pray to Mother Earth and Father Sky for every single person on this planet to find their way -whatever their religious path- out of the Shadow's clutches. So mote it be (or, as Christians would say, Amen).