In Egypt, and in Syria, we are looking at real persecution of Christians today. As gays we would be similarly persecuted in these same countries. So we have a double title to lose our lives. However, gays are, in fact, persecuted in an unbloody manner within the Christian community.
We should pray that the reality, today, of true persecution of Christians on account of their faith, will help Christians to forget their paltry subjective concerns about inconsequential matters like homosexuality and concentrate on what it means to be a Christian, stepping out in love of the God Incarnate whose presence we find in every brother and sister. We should also pray for the martyrs in Egypt and Syria and that the persecution will cease.