Apparently the religious right was involved in pressuring Dinsey from dropping a reality tv show because one of the couples was gay. But the part which produced offense was that a number of the other Christian participants by the end of the show had become welcoming and supportive of that couple.
This is one of the barriers we face. The religious right is determined to be the *only* voice for religion in the public square and that means any possibility that a different religious perspective could be expressed, such as being supportive of gay and lesbians, must be ignored or shot down.
It's one reason our campus ministry has taken to posting signs at the school which go through myths of Christianity, myths that have taken hold because of the religious right such as "all Christians oppose gay marriage" or "all Christians oppose the teaching of evolution".
It's received positive responses by folks who are looking for an alternative. By the way, there are a lot of students who are looking for alternative between nothing versus fundamentalism. The question is whether the mainline is in a position to be that alternative.
It's one way we've been trying to break through the monopoly religious conservatives have had in shaping views about religion in this society. But it isn't easy, as one campus pastor from Seattle notes because so much of the church and society is actively working against a message of inclusion.