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GOP Stop discriminating against me because I’m Christian

They say the laws that target me because I am Christian aren’t hateful, but what are they?

Seems like every day when I wake I see hateful legislation introduced around the country targeting me due to my religious beliefs. I was relieved when Conservatives politicians enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Acts around the country. Surly these laws would protect me.

But alas, this is not to be. Alarmingly those same states have proposed legislation that targets me specifically because of my Christianity.

I was lost before I found Jesus. I couldn’t live with myself until I began reading the bible. As it turns out God talked to me, not in some vague language of antiquity, but in words that touched me directly.

God promised to me in Isaiah 56:1-7  “I will give, in my house and within my walls, a monument, and a name better than sons and daughters,” to me, a common traveler!

And God said “Do not let the foreigner joined to the LORD say, “The LORD will surely separate me from his people” and do not let the eunuch say, ‘I am just a dry tree.’ For thus says the LORD: “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths . . . I will give, in my house and within my walls, a monument, and a name better than sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off. And the foreigners who hold fast my covenant these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples”.

God promised me all that I had to do was to learn how to keep his sabbath sacred and in return, I will be by his side!

Then I read Matthew 19:11 and 12. Jesus said to his disciples shortly before his ascension “All cannot accept this saying, but only those to whom it has been given. For there are eunuchs who were born thus from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He who is able to accept it, let him accept it.”

Then in Acts 8:26-40 Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch, the Lord sent Philip, a successful conservative minister, on a very vaguely defined mission on foot to a very dangerous place. It took a lot of faith on the part of this pastor to accept this command, but he willingly did.

Eventually, Philip happened upon a Eunuch. Philip saw a “pious” black man sitting in his carriage on the side of the road reading scripture. In talking with him Phillip learned his soul was suffering after failing to be baptized in Jerusalem, a conservative city. This eunuch both a foreigner and a black man asked Philip, why not me?

When read that I asked why not me? I have been interested in religion since a child. I visit different churches every Sunday to see how they worshiped, yet I was still lost.

Until I read those three passages and found Jesus in my heart.

Yet it bothers me to the highest degree that I find myself targeted with 36 bills this year attacking my Christian beliefs!

Some of them make martyrs of themselves displaying their vile words and deeds as if they were nailed to the cross!

I don’t know what religion these people belong to the ones who hate me, seeking to make a foreigner of me. Have they read the Bible? Have they been saved?

I just wish they would stop hating me because I believe. ¡Vamonos! Let’s live in peace.

Kelli Busey
Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender