I was going through some sites that I haven't visited for a while and found a very interesting article. "When Religion is an Addiction" was written by Robert N. Minor PhD. He's a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas. His book, Gay and Healthy in a Sick Society: the Minor Details was listed as one of the "Top Gay Books of 2003".
This is a small extract: "You can't argue with an addict. Arguing religion to one so addicted plays into the addictive game. Arguing about the Bible or tradition is like arguing with the alcoholic about whether whiskey or tequila is better for them. It's useless and affirms the addiction."
The rest of it can be found herehttp://www.gaytoday.badpuppy.com/minordetails/.
The whole article is excellent and really gives an insight into why it is useless to argue religion or, I might add, politics with certain people.