I don’t think I’ve personally met a Christian bigot. I am honored to commune with some of the most caring, intellectual, and self-sacrificing Christ-followers. Many, perhaps a majority, of us have a parent, uncle, brother, sister, cousin, co-worker or dear friend who is gay and with whom we have a warm relationship. My Christian friends have come out of diverse backgrounds and childhoods. Many of us were not brought up in Christian homes. Many have arrived at their beliefs during a skeptical adulthood as they searched for honest answers about the universe, humanity, suffering and life. Several were reached through one or more Christians who were willing to sacrificially love them whether or not they chose Christ. Like all of us, they wrestle with their wounds and failings. Through community, prayer, and God’s truth are attaining healing, redemption, and abundant life. And now they strive to live a life of integrity, generosity, and maturity. I’m sure there are “bigot Christians” in the world. But if I’ve met them, they have hidden their hostility well.
Christian bigots, however, are quite common in primetime, within the news, and in many media venues. I wonder if the one surfing for questions to ask “a bigot Christian” is happy to have found a live one.
Also on this subject, “What is a bigot anyway?”