What does it mean to someone like me to have a personal relationship with God?
Religious conservatives who complain of Pride parades are missing the point. Pride wasn’t born in celebration, but in protest. Today’s parades and festivals are a by-product of the discrimination and hatred wrought upon the LGBTQ community. There is a simple way to end Pride festivals: stop treating LGBTQ people differently. Many local congregations showed up to Asheville’s annual pride to celebrate with us.
Minorities and progressives are not the enemy of true religious believers. Christ makes it clear: progressives are their allies; persecuted minorities are their gateway to heaven.
My faith and religion are entirely consistent with my gender identity. How do I know this? It’s simple: the Bible tells me so.