Join me at the Love Won Out conference in Boston on October 29th.
If you want to understand, really understand, what the Religious Right thinks, there's not much of a better way than to attend an anti-gay/ex-gay/"pro-family" conference like this one.
In my work as a researcher, I've attended bunches of these religious right events, and I strongly encourage you to go if you're in New England. Love Won Out is the cornerstone of the anti-gay/ex-gay organizing, and it rarely is held in the Northeast. Given the current anti-gay marriage political campaigning in Massachusetts, it's a rare opportunity to see these committed concerned conservatives in action.
If that's not enough reason, Anne Heche's mom is one of the speakers.
I also encourage you to attend only if you can do so to learn how their world-view makes sense to them. ..and to be polite and respectful.