On the other hand, denying that organized Christianity is the primary force behind persecution of some minorities (Especially LGBTQ people) in the United States does nobody any favors.

Liberal Christians seem often to put blinders on and join the “not all men” and “not all white people” crowds in denying the culpability of the institutions they support.

Data from Pew and PRRI both demonstrate that the more a person hews to Christian belief systems and the more active they are in churches, the more likely they are to oppose equality.

This is to say nothing of the fact that organized Christian groups or groups that cite Christian beliefs donate almost all the money used in the US to fight against LGBTQ rights.

So I think it really behooves people to be aware of these problems, to acknowledge them, and to talk about them.

Apathy comes in many flavors, and a favorite flavor among progressive people is dismiss certain root causes of prejudice in the name of “tolerance.”

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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