Watch this very moving film at the petition "Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is not a sin!"

I believe the time has come to end the harmful teachings by some religious denominations that being gay (LGBT) is a sin, or whatever words they use to demean, call evil, and cause enormous pain to LGBT people, especially our youth. More and more people are changing their minds….from evangelicals to Presbyterians to Catholics to Conservative Jews. Our understanding of human sexuality, and the natural place of same-sex love in it, has evolved!

History has proven that using religious teachings to cause enormous harm to innocent people is wrong. I have faith in America to be better to all its citizens – but especially innocent, vulnerable youth.

Please join us in asking religious leaders to end the harm. Make your voices heard by signing Faith in America’s petition on change.org, asking faith leaders and those who teach that same-sex orientation is a sin to stop.

Get a more personal understanding of the stakes involved by watching our short film, "Not a Sin," presented by Faith in America with the Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth, and share it with both those you love and those who can learn from its powerful message.

And learn more and offer your support by visiting www.FaithinAmerica.org and www.AliForneyCenter.org.