After leaving the Catholic church, I thought that my ministry career was over. But what's happened since then has probably reaffirmed my ministerial calling more than ever before. I guess I could think of myself as a Catholic in exile. But my faith in God hasn't changed.
As more religious communities recognize the existence and humanity of LGBT people, they are forced to engage in the sort of critical thought and introspection that makes religion worthwhile in the first place. This is a good thing.
The Bible is no more a textbook on human sexuality in the 21st century than it was a textbook on astronomy in the 17th. And the folks who get that part confused repeatedly end up on the wrong side of history.
I, for one, am fed up with hypochristians denying gay men and women their human rights in the name of "God" through some kind of selective amnesia of what Christianity is about. These people are taking the Christ out of Christianity.