Daniel Holt, it seems to me that institutional Christianity is in an uproar right now over Mayor Pete and his exemplification of a Christianity of love and inclusion. Franklin Graham and other conservative leaders are going so far as to claim Buttigieg isn’t even a Christian, trying to impose their narrow of ideas about what the faith means.

Frankly, I think even Paul would have been a little shocked by that.

I think he might also be shocked about the harm that narrow-minded Christians are doing to LGBTQ people every day in the United States. I point out some of that harm in my story this morning about Trump’s war on transgender, which is really an Evangelical war by proxy.

Real people are suffering real violence and loss of dignity and opportunity in life. If that’s not the very opposite of Christian love, then I have no idea what Christian love really is.

Let me tag in a few people here, so they can see your story.

Ken Wilson Emily Swan Done with Religion John A. Giurin

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