I’m sick of tolerant, accepting Christians whispering to me that “we’re not all like that.” If you want to change the growing perception that “good Christian” means “anti-gay”—a perception that is leading many people to stop identifying themselves as Christian because they don’t want to be lumped in with the haters—stop whispering to me and start screaming at them. Until there are moderate and “welcoming” Christian groups that are just as big, well-funded, aggressive, and loud as the conservative Christian organizations, “welcoming” Christians are in no position to complain about the perception that all Christians are anti-gay. Your co-religionists have invested decades and millions of dollars in creating that perception. You let it happen.
Turning around and blaming me and other gays and lesbians who are desperately fending off the attacks of your co-religionists—well, that’s not very Christian. Unless blaming the victim has become, along with hating the homos, a defining Christian virtue.
Hey now. This tolerant, accepting ‘Christian’ certainly doesn’t hold her tongue. For the purpose of irony, I now shout, “we’re not all like that” in regards to quiet, don’t-wanna-rock-the-boat-or-disagree-Christians!