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The Myth of Christian Discrimination in the LGBT Rights Movement

Eliel Cruz HeadshotEliel CruzPresident, Intercollegiate Adventist Gay-Straight
Alliance Coalition; student, Andrews University

Posted: 04/02/2014 1:22 pm EDT Updated: 04/02/2014 1:59 pm EDT  huffpost religion

2014-04-01-homophobic-thumbYou can't victimize yourself in a situation you started in the first place. Christians, in general, have a hard time remembering that as we choose to oppress, due to our sincerely held religious beliefs, yet cry "discrimination" when we feel a push back. This is especially true when those people are queer. Within the Christian community, there are those who believe we are being discriminated against. However, no one is pushing legislation that excludes Christians from basic legal rights in the U.S. (such as job protection and marriage.) Nor is anyone physically assaulting Christians due to their religious beliefs or advocacy. Christians are not facing actual tribulations, rather, the "discrimination" they cry comes from not being allowed to discriminate others. It's a double standard and they keep crying wolf. Or we, I should say, since, like many other LGBT people, I am also a Christian. Read article...

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