Bastardizing Christianity to Justify Harm to the LGBTQ Community

Since 2016, the discrimination and hatred towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons in the United States has risen dramatically. The LGBTQ community is estimated by Gallup to comprise 4.5 percent of the U.S. population. However, a report released in late 2018 by the FBI indicates that more than 16 percent of federally reported hate crimes target those who identify as part of the LGBTQ community. Worse, the rise in violence towards the LGBTQ community is driven and encouraged primarily by fundamentalist Christians. How has this happened? Doesn’t this contradict the heart of Christ’s teaching? Continue reading “Bastardizing Christianity to Justify Harm to the LGBTQ Community”