I think in both the teachings of Elder Paisios the Athonite and Saint Silouan the Athonite the point is made that one must first heal himself, as a member of the Church in order to benefit the church as a whole and even beyond the Church. While loudly proclaiming the Orthodox belief on homosexuality and that they are sinners may inspire a sense of righteousness, it will also likely lead to their complete alienation from Christianity. I'm not saying that we should sell out our beliefs, only that we'll more easily show others the love of Christ with honey rather than vinegar.I used to say "Hey, if their not bothering me directly, I dont care." But Lord, they are trying to FORCE homosexuality on people these days. Just a week ago or so, I was sitting waiting for the rain to come, and across from me were two gay men making out. Ok I guess it is discrminative because if it were a heterosexual couple, It wouldnt bother me as much. But my point is that this "sin" is becoming normal today. When my kids are growing up, they will be offered the "option" to like guys or girls. My kid will be heterosexual, but seeing as how both orientations are normal by society, he could chose the genetically/biologically wrong one. Now that scares me.
Here is a quote from Elder Amphilochios from Patmos (the metropolitan in your Church bearing that name was named after him at his tonsuring by Fr. Justin PopoviÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¾ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¡):
"The words of preachers today have the effect of throwing turpentine on a fire. The poor and unlettered laity have been abandoned and now don't listen. They need to see good workds and lives of Christian love... they need to feel their brother is co-suffering in their pain. Only through love for them and through philanthropic works will we manage to bring our brethren close to Christ."