Isn't it remarkable that the call of Jesus for us to be loving to others, to be agents of His grace in the world, has become so distorted, so twisted, that in the minds of many, professing Christians included, "Christianity" is identified with hatred and with the many dangers posed to LGBT people?
What an indictment against most of the institutional Church when laws seeking to prevent hateful rhetoric that can affirm discrimination against others, and lead to suicides, assaults, and murders of LGBT people, are viewed as "threatening" so-called "Christians'" "religious freedom."
This despicable mockery of Christianity by so many institutional Church leaders and their followers is an embarrassment to Christians worthy of the name, and also shows how dangerous these leaders and followers have become to the realization of Jesus' Great Commandments to us to love God and to love others!
And these limited, frequently hateful, human beings have caused, and continue to cause, untold harm to others through their justification of hatred and discrimination, as well as to the civility of a society that views itself as being comprised of decent human beings.
When what all too frequently purports to be "Christianity" becomes the enemy of Jesus, it has become the enemy of all Christians worthy of the name, and must be confronted for the enemy that it truly is.
What is equally disturbing is the profound silence of most others in the institutional Church when hatred is spewed from pulpits and other venues in the name of the Prince of Peace.
These haters and hate-mongers, and the cowards who give them a pass through their silence that serves to enable that hatred, have nothing to do with Jesus, and have nothing to do with Christ's Church!
Don't you think it's time that we told people the truth of this fact?