It may seem that way, and indeed there is some truth to that.
However, I am quite aware of what one could call "forward thinking" and "progressive" Christians, ones that are quite unlike the "dumb ones" I stated in my previous comment. Several of my friends are devoutly religious. Some of them I have thrown in the "dumb bin", simply because they seem to lack a deeper understanding of what they learn each Sunday and fail to find an appropriate way to apply that knowledge in their lives, other then quote it to non-christians and feel a sense of undeserved accomplishment for it, as well as simply being a Christian because "they just don't want to go to hell." Other friends of mine have found a way to broaden their horizons and use what they gain from the Bible as a leverage point to see and experience more in life, and thus use it to enrich their own lives in the here and now, in a positive light. These ones get more of my respect than the former.
However, to raise a rather childish question and point: why should I bother to learn about a group and waste my time trying to force some level of respect for another's beliefs and values, when that particular group has complete and total disregard for mine? I'm a homosexual. I entertain the idea of getting married one day, and living happily ever after with a man who makes my entire world complete. How is it then, that these "dumb, ignorant, fundamental Christians" that are said to make up a MINORITY of the religious following, have been managing to effectively block the progression of same-sex marriage? Either the "embarrassing minority" of the Christians isn't that much of a minority, or they simply are lucky to hold such pivotal positions in government. Either way, their lack of understanding about my wishes and the fact that I simply want equal legal status as straight couples and nothing more is just as offending as my generalizations about their closed minded practices and lack of agreement to a middle-ground.