Robert, what i understand, is that gays and transgender individuals have been part of the human condition since the beginning of time. I also understand that societies have been shunning or othering those who are different as a group preservation mechanism since the beginning of time as well. One aspect of Christianity i reject whole heartedly is the idea that any one group of humans is somehow less than any other. My God doesn’t reject his own creations. Most tragic to me is that religion combined with human nature has produced more misery and death than just about any other force. That’s indefensible.