To be able to love and live in freedom means to be able to make godly decisions. To make godly decisions we have to surrender our egos and all the falsity and shame that goes with it.
I'm on the board of a national group called Faith in America. It's designed to fight religious-based bigotry.
I do not believe that God tortures any person simply for its own sake. I believe that God enables all things to work for the greater good.
At different points in my life, I had grappled with the idea of going into the priesthood - in high school or law school. Where it ends, I'm not quite sure. Perhaps it ends with death, grappling with one's spirituality.