My grandson is an incredible young man. I am sure he would also like to meet you. You two could have a very interesting conversation!

Yes, I understand completely with what you say about the dangerous beliefs of churches, and I totally agree with you. My point was that people who are regular church-goers are not going to change what they believe — or at least very few will. Accepting that their beliefs are anti-LGBTQ and that it’s improbable they will change anytime in the near future, those people still don’t have the right to impose their beliefs on anyone else, either socially or politically.

Bigotry will, sadly, always exist. Be a bigot but don’t expect me to be one, don’t pass laws that condone and extend your bigotry. Keep your religion in your church, out of my bedroom, out of my government.

And, you are correct that other forms of bigotry within religions are not acceptable to the general populace as is bigotry against LGBTQ people. Compared to other first world countries, the U.S. is in the dark ages with regards to sexuality. Even those with no religious ties can be ultra-conservative when it comes to how other people express their sexuality. It is mind-boggling.

I am enjoying you articles a great deal, Jim.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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