The 'It Gets Better Project' was created to send gay teens the message that despite the bullying they may be suffering through, their lives can and will get better. According to Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel, though, it won't get better: they deserve what they are experiencing and once they go to hell, things will be even worse.
This is How Christians Feel
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So... if gay teens are depressed at all, it's not because of being bullied, harassed, assaulted, or are otherwise victimized by the extreme and even violent homophobia of Christians. No, it's because gay teens are sinning by experiencing any sort of attraction to members of the same sex. They deserve to suffer and they have brought their suffering on themselves.
Presumably, the harassment and bullying which Christians engage in must be justified. Right?
God's word also says that when we sin sexually, it's particularly egregious because our bodies are the temple of Christ. This separation from God - a natural result of sexual sin - can lead to depression and even despair.
If you feel such despair, know this: it is not "homophobia" causing it, as adult enablers might tell you, but, rather, it is the sin itself that causes it (or struggling alone, absent Christ, with the temptation to sin). [...]
If you continue down this wide, empty path, make no mistake: it will not "get better."
It gets much, much worse. [...]
Kids, take your sexual confusion - your struggle with sin - to Christ.
No one else can give you rest.
Source: Think Progress
These are the sorts of attitudes which ultimately help motivate the violent homophobia and harassment which gays in America are subject to. These attitudes are also exactly why it's so important to keep religion out of government -- we can't afford to have people and beliefs like this have any influence over how our nation is run.