The root of homophobia in the United States is the condemnation of homosexuality in the Church. By and large, Americans form their moral conscience based on the teachings of the church and so since the church condemns homosexuality, Americans blindly accept this teaching. This condemnation has done immense harm to the LGBT community and it is time for the LGBT community to reclaim Christianity.
"Queer Theology: Reclaiming Christianity for the LGBT Community,"
e-Research: A Journal of Undergraduate Work: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/e-Research/vol2/iss3/4