There is a village of ninja who have a fallen star which endows special power to those training in its midst. However, the effects of the training are deadly.
The following dialogue seemed extremely applicable to what I'm seeing in the whole homosexuality arena (especially in the LDS culture):
Child: If you continue in the star training, you'll all die!
Leader: Are you going to believe such nonsense?! Being unable to withstand the star training is because the heart that loves the village is weak! Those who really love the village can become true Shinobi and can also surpass the Hidden Villages of the Five Great Nations!
Village Person: Who's telling the truth?
Mizura (a child who has been training with the star and is on the verge of death, showing the villagers the damage done by star training): I take pride in the Hidden Star Village. Even though it was painful, I endured it and continued the star training...
Even so, were my feelings for the village still not enough?
I don't know how often I've had a similar conversation with several friends and members of my family--I playing the part of Mizura.
Their response has always been: "No; your feelings were still not enough."
My hopelessness was blamed on insufficient church attendance, my despair on a weak testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. My inability to overcome my 'same gender attractions' a culmination of all such things and an insincere desire to "do what is right." The physical manifestations of my emotional pain and scars were used against me to justify that what I was doing was insufficient.
What I wish is that people could open their eyes and hearts and realize what the villagers in this episode of Naruto did:
Village Person: I don't think there could be lies in that child's words... and body... We adults got carried away with our feelings for the village and may have made the wrong choice.
Leader: Do you intend to mislead everyone and crush the village?!
Village Person: They aren't traitors! They're children of our village! ... I can't go along with your way of doing things