I do think it's important though, to remember a lot of bad has been done in the name of religion. That doesn't make the followers to blame, or even some of the beliefs - believe it or not as an atheist I live by many of the things Jesus said. I know you're right? lol I I identify with the message not the institution nor the claim he was divine.... but I digress lol
My point is it's often not the core beliefs that are the issue (minus homosexuality ) it's the interpretation and how people choose to hide behind that.