Of course his statements are pissing off conservative Christian groups; most of whom are still bickering over whether to allow gays to serve in ministry. Take it from me there are ALREADY gays in the ministry!
I can't tell you how many hate emails I get a week from angry Christians. Equally, I have a great deal of support from many who claim to be Christ followers.Let's face it folks, ones personal faith is just that, personal. In the end, it's between you and God; whoever She may be! *wink*