Eric McCloy, I have to applaud you for this post. As a gay man, I am so accustomed to experiencing evangelical Christians as agents of hatred, persecution, and evil, that I feel a bit disoriented reading what you wrote.
I know that it can’t be true that ALL evangelical Christians are vile and obnoxious, but that’s how I personally experience your religious belief system and how so many innocent queer people like me experience it.
Maybe one day, evangelical Christians will redefine us as neighbors too. We’re tired of being your scapegoats and whipping boys.