As part of its efforts to end the harm caused to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families when religion-based bigotry is used to justify condemnation, discrimination and even violence, the nonprofit Faith in America will release a short film this week entitled "Not a Sin," in anticipation of this month's Papal visit to the U.S. and the upcoming Presidential primaries.

The film shares the heartbreaking stories of three LGBT teens who became homeless after being rejected by their families because their families' religious beliefs would not permit them to accept their children's sexual orientation. The film is the vision of Mitchell Gold, chairman and cofounder of renowned home furnishings brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, who founded Faith in America in 2005 and who has made it his mission to advocate for "getting homosexuality off the sin list" of religious organizations that consider same-sex orientation a sin.