This is a discussion long overdue for churches, especially the IFB type which condemns them Jerry Falwell style.
This is coming to a church near you.
*sigh* IFB churches must take a biblical stand on this issue and count the cost. This is a matter that has caused a dramatic decrease in membership rolls in IFB churches over the past decade or so. Standing for Truth and holiness is not popular in the era of itching ears. People go to church these days to be entertained, promised health and wealth, listen to a rock and roll show featuring songs with a "Jesus is my boyfriend" message, and have a "preacher" stand up there wearing board shorts, a Hawaiian print button down, and a puka shell necklace and talk about "meeting people where they're at" and how God is love and all of the warm fuzzies. Chances are, if a Bible is even cracked open, it will either be the NIV, the Message, or some sort of other paraphrasing [per]version of our precious Scriptures. People won't bring their Bible to church. Why would they need to? Slap a background of a babbling brook or the tide rolling in on the projector screen and paste those verses up there for everyone to see. Chances are, if they look like they're reading the Bible on their iPhone, they're really just playing Flappy Bird trying to kill time before they can all cut out and meet up at Red Lobster afterward and talk about what so-and-so wore to church. Hey, they showed up and warmed a chair and can live in the world all week with a clean conscience.
Even our Southern Baptist churches have relaxed their standards to "meet the world where they're at". They've sold out and compromised just to inflate their attendance statistics. The problem is that preaching the full Gospel is offensive. The cross, blood atonement, being destined for eternity in hell apart from Christ Jesus, all offensive. Preaching against sin is offensive. The good old hymns about repentance, the blood of Jesus, the old rugged cross, the empty tomb, all boring to today's "churchianity" followers. Our kids today are being taught in the schools that not only is it okay to be gay, but it's cool. Oh, and if you're a boy who one day wakes up and wants to be a girl, they'll let you dress in drag and use the girls' room. These same kids come to church with their fuddy-duddy parents and the preacher talks about how being a sodomite is an abomination to God, and once these kids grow up and move out, you lose them to the world. Why? Because we're in the last days. Our half-empty IFB churches, our IFB churches closing their doors for good once all of the established elders pass away or get put in a nursing home, our children going out into the world and departing from the blessed hope, this should come as no surprise to any of us who know the Word.
There is room for grace, compassion, and love in this situation, but it's also an issue where we cannot compromise just for the sake of pleasing the world or tickling the itching ears of so-called "liberal Christians". To do so would be apostasy. God didn't change His mind about the sin of homosexuality. We cannot ever sit back and make excuses for sin.