Gays and lesbians are despised and persecuted by religious people the world over.
Since AIDS the gay community has been in crisis.
The malevolent forces in the music and entertainment industries have compounded our suffering ten fold.
I wonder if those who take the Bible literally have ever read Ezekiel 16 :
"I will restore their fortunes, the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters and the fortunes of Samaria and her daughters, and I will restore your own fortunes along with theirs" Ezekiel 16:53 (NRSV)
"As for your sisters, Sodom and her daughters shall return to their former state, Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former state, and you and your daughters shall return to your former state. Was not your sister Sodom a byword in your mouth in the day of your pride, before your wickedness was uncovered? Now you are a mockery....." Ezekiel 16:55-57a (NRSV)
It clearly states in the Bible that God will restore Sodom to its former state.
As for Sodom being a byword - that sounds strangely familiar.
But God is with those who suffer.
God will wipe away our tears.
(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.)