I was raised Catholic, and though I don't agree with some of the church's teachings, specifically about homosexuality and their views on birth control, as well as the fact that they covered up sexual abuse, I still consider myself Catholic. I mean, the church teaches many positive things, such as charity, economic equality (perfect since I'm also a socialist!), is anti-racist, promotes strong family ties, and is generally tolerant of other religions. Now, this might not have historically been the case (i.e. the Spanish Inquisition), but growing up, those were the values I've been taught. People often look at me weird when I say that I'm gay and a Christian, but I feel that both of those can definitely go hand in hand! I feel there was a reason God made me gay, and I believe that it's perfectly ok.