"Christianity doesn't work." That is what a friend of mine shared with me in his lab at UMKC. He continued "It teaches that women are inferior, homosexuals are going to hell and the Bible is severely outdated. Humanity has moved on and Christians seem content to remain 50 years behind humanity. They slow progress by spreading ignorance."
So I asked him, have you ever read the Bible?
He replied, "well no, but I know what it says."
"How do you know what it says if you have never taken the time to read it?"
"Well, everyone knows what it says and there are plenty of books on it."
This attitude is surprising coming from a graduate student. In graduate school you learn to try and consult as many primary sources as possible. Secondary sources always bring an interpretation or perspective. So you cannot form an educated opinion using someones interpretations and not the primary source.
Anyone who has read the Bible understands that people, regardless of man, woman, or sexual orientation have an equal part of God's heart and desire.
"(He is) not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9. His love is not partitioned more to one over the other. There is no sin that puts you farther away from God than someone else.
Rom 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God;" So no matter where you are coming from God accepts you. If you are a drunk, a drug user, liar, cheat, perverse, womanizer, slut, homosexual, judgmental, prideful, arrogant or whatever God promises forgiveness to anyone who accepts Jesus Christ to save them and lead them.
When posed with this information my friend refused to accept the idea that Christianity accepts all people. Because my friend did not mean "accept all people" he meant "accept all behavior." He wanted a God that tolerated everyone's sin and allowed your human nature to "self-actualize." God is not tolerant, God is patient.