Well Christ has been so politicized and so polarized and built into an elephant game. Even my devoted Christian friends lament how it's doubtful anyone today can really *know* who Jesus was as there's so many man made things that swirl around his story. I think I know what happened. Homosexuality in the bible is painted as an almost depraved act, or a weapon of war. We see this with Sodom and Gommorrah. As well with Greek culture. So early on homosexuality is tied to simply a sexual act and not an identity. There are a lot of sinful things considered even within the confines of heterosexual sexuality in the Bible and Christian canon, so I am sure it can be difficult for people to make a modern day interpretation of scripture. I fully support alternative Christian churches that have female pastors and welcome gay people. Think about that folks. A Christian church that allows female pastors and gay people. Now that sounds pretty Christian to me, and something even I would have to look into. Because that's a positive message about God's inclusive nature. Perversion is an issue that arises in both straight and gay people, but unfortunately simply being gay became tied up in the tableaux of perversion.