But i can speak for thoughtful Christians who are deeply pained by the complexity of the issue and no desire to make any other person’s life miserable.

One so rarely encounters such Christians.

I hope you’re not suggesting that the freedom to dissent includes the freedom to discriminate against LGBTQ people, because that’s what your long-winded comment seems to suggest.

If that’s the case, then your talk about thoughtful Christians is Orwellian doublespeak. It isn’t necessary to impose one’s beliefs on others in order to practice religion.

Understand that if you are using the word “complexity” to justify discrimination then I recognize you as a foul, loathsome bigot and not at all as “deeply pained.”

If you wish to continue this conversation, speak plainly and don’t excuse bigotry. Otherwise, stay far, far away from me.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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