Try experiencing that from the outside. Especially as a person who doesn’t live the way conservative Christians want to force people to live. The US is overwhelmed right now by the judgmental, demanding voices of Christians working hard to stigmatize and shame others. Being the target of all that feels terrible. Hostility to Christianity is growing because so many Christians behave so terribly, because so many esteemed Christians like Franklin Graham are such nasty people.

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