"The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart, and being thoughtful, and being generous. Everything is crap, I promise you. It's just crap that people try to sell you to make you feel like less. Be smart, be thoughtful and be generous"
Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people. This is the most eloquently expressed critique of religion I know. A sure fire way to shoot down Islam at every turn.
Finally, a pastor that has read the Bible. True Christians are not homophobes, but the reality is that most people in the church are just that "church people" with no idea what the bible says. Only God can judge.