I'm certainly not perfect, you're not perfect and your religious leader sure as hell ain't perfect either. The more they can be free to be imperfect, the better leaders they will be.
The movie Avatar has a very interesting theme in the words "I see you." I see you beyond the physical person standing in front of me. I see all of you. I look beyond the shape and see your heart, your soul and your being. I acknowledge you as an entire person deserving of love and respect.