Real Christians aren’t assholes
In High School I had a friend who was super religious, her whole family was. Despite this, she was pro-marriage equality, pro-choice, and never once tried to convert me or make me feel bad about my own religious decisions (I was and still am an agnostic). She was always kind, and treated everyone with respect, regardless of race, religion, or orientation. For her the heart and soul of being a Christian was to love others and treat others with dignity. She was a real Christian.
REMINDER: DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE USE JESUS AS AN EXCUSE TO BE AN ASSHOLE EVER. NEVER.
This fills me with so much JOY. Jesus Christ represents love. JESUS CHRIST IS LOVE. Jesus Christ came and died for our sins because GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD. You want to know who is encompassed in “The world”? in that verse? Everyone. Whites, POC, Straight people, Gays, Lesbians, etc. etc. etc. There are no stipulations for God’s love.
Part 2: As Christians, the bible calls us to not only love, but strive to be like Jesus Christ, so we are supposed to LOVE.
I make this argument all the time because the moment people know I am a Christian, they assume I am bigoted, judgmental, intolerant, and hateful. Every part of my faith teaches me to be opposite of all of these things.
My faith teaches me many things, but above all to LOVE.
Praise God that there are some that realize this about Christians, and Praise God that there are good Christians who practice Love above hate.