(Long-ish rant ahead. Skip if you want.)
Tumblr’s idea that every single Christian is white/cis/het/homophobic/sexist/ect. is really obnoxious and toxic. Why? For example, half of my family is Christian. This half? All POC. Every last one. I myself am bi-racial, pansexual, and definitely not cis.
And guess what? The white side of my family? Most are atheists. And guess what? Half of those bigots are in the KKK or Nazis. I’m not joking about that. They do some really sick things, and it’s not in the name of God or whatever excuses you want to come up with for why some people are just really shitty.
I don’t speak for everyone, clearly, but I just find it really annoying. If you can accept every other world religion without question, it’s not fair to dismiss someone’s opinion because they believe in something you don’t. Obviously, there are some of the more loud Christians that have and do terrible things to minorities, but just like with every group, they aren’t the majority.
Not once has anyone I know that’s Christian said they hate gays. Not once have they purposefully misgendered me or anyone else. Of course they’ve said some things to make me uncomfortable, but after confrontation, they got that they were wrong and didn’t bring it up again. Not all of them voted for gay marriage or making abortion legal but that’s their own choice. Everyone has the right to their own opinions, and when they aren’t speaking out or being violent about it, that’s completely fine.
If someone hurt you then hell yeah, be mad at them. I’m not denying you that. But you have to realize that at least 70% of Christians aren’t like the Westboro Baptist Church and it’s erasure and just plain rude to assume that all Christians are cishet men. That’s not right and frankly, to assume that every single queer and POC person all believe in your same ideals is pretty shitty and problematic.
All I’m saying is that it’s not religion that makes people shitty people. It’s themselves and their personalities. And frankly, if you tell someone they’re scum and an idiot for believing in a God, then I’m afraid you’re one of those people.
There are a number of gay people in my church and when I first realised this i thought that it would cause problems with some of the more elderly members but it wasnt at all, everyone was so welcoming, not all christians are bad and if thay are it shouldn’t be pinned down to their religion