One need not go very far within the American cultural landscape before being confronted with homosexuality. Homosexuality is manifest in the media, entertainment, political, and ecclesiastical realms. All one has to do is open a magazine and to find articles promoting the homosexual lifestyle. Turn on the television or go to the movies and one is confronted with storylines that feature homosexual characters when such characters are not essential to the plot. Or, who but the proverbial ostrich with his head in the sand is not aware of the political football of gay marriage.