HottJoe saidBy realizing that The Bible is fiction.
LOL. I don't believe it to be fiction, but like most Episcopalians, I don't believe it is literal, either. I also try to avoid speculation about things it doesn't discuss--for instance, it says very little about an afterlife. And nowhere does Jesus say anything about gay marriage, so I don't think there is any biblical reason not to support two adult persons in a committed relationship.
The sad thing is the extent to which Christianity over the millennium has been used as an excuse for oppression and intolerance. At the same time, it is sad that so many members of the GLBT community think all Christians are that way.
I'm also proud of the things we do that are good in the world. For instance, my parish feeds more than 500 persons every week, day in and day out. We operate a homeless shelter, feed folks at another homeless shelter, assist persons with AIDS, and bless same-gender relationships (sadly, same-sex marriage is still illegal here in VA, so we can't marry same-gender couples, but we would be happy to do so if it were legal here.)