Dear Michael Nikitin,
I am not condemning people who had to go through those difficult times. As to the US, take a look at the "Hate Crimes" bill and then apply that to pastors preaching against homosexuality from the pulpit. They will be considered guilty of a "hate crime" and jailed.
Thank God that your difficult times are behind you; mine are ahead of me.
Ickrenno lyubyaschaya Vas,
> US is a great country. Churches are free to worship. Religion is
> not persecuted. Thank God, Dimitra, that you live here and didn't
> have to go through those difficult times.
> Michael N