They say that nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. However, I think that another certainty seems to be the unnecessary conflict between homosexuality and religion. Most major religions reject homosexuality, claiming it is a sin. Or if homosexuality on its own is not a sin, the sexual acts that go along with it are definitely labeled as sins. Each religion usually has a couple of quotes in their religious books which can be interpreted to outlaw homosexuality.
This has unfortunately isolated many religious gay people, and turned them away from their religion. Many feel abandoned by their religion, and now feel lost. Some gay people have rejected religion, and some even hate religion. One can understand all these emotions, as us gay people just want to be accepted and loved. We want to fit in, and also be welcomed by religion.
I actually believe that if there is a higher power – a God – out there, that he actually will accept and love gay people. I think that two gay people having sex in a monogamous long-term relationship would be accepted by God. The religious books such as the Bible were written many many years ago, in a completely different society. In my opinion, they are a mixture of the morals and ethics that God expects and the views of society at the time. The morals don’t change, but society does.
Therefore the moral aspect might be that people should not be promiscuous and should not sleep around. Since gay relationships probably did not exist in those days (but gay sex probably did), the writers of the religious books may have associated homosexuality with sleeping around. This was probably true in those days: if a man slept with a man, it was probably not part of a monogamous relationship.
But society has changed. We see many gay, monogamous relationships. And I think they are morally sound, and therefore do fit in with many religions.
So if you are gay, and religious, please do not throw away your religion. Make it work for you. And don’t let people make you think it is a sin.