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  •  are they non judgmental about marriage equality (7+ / 0-)

    and that being LGBT is not a choice.   As few fundamentalists Christians approve of marriage equality and equal rights for the LGBT community. They may be generous and kind and humble with their families, neighbors, the poor but I have yet to find Evangelical or Fundamentalists who are not preaching against the Gay and showing hate for the gay.

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    by wishingwell on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 03:39:44 PM PDT

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    •  I had a family of renters that were total (5+ / 0-)

      Fundamentalists.  They were opposed to all the usual things, like gays, gay marriage, etc.  But that wasn't a central focus of their life. They honestly cared very deeply and personally about other people that they knew or met.  They weren't idological.

      I remember bashing Bush to them one time about how Bush had been such a dissipated loser before he ran or PResident, while Kerry had been a war hero.  They didn't know or care much about the politics of right or left, but they launched into a long explanation of how they believed that Jesus changed people's hearts and that what you were before you discover God doesn't matter as much as what you become.  Then the wife launched into a long exposition about her own travails as a meth addict before finding religion.  So they completely tuned out any criticism of Bush on the basis of him being a drunken coke-snorting good for nothing not showing up for duty in the Texas National Guard while people like Kerry were being shot.
      Now, I still disagree with them profoundly about Bush, whom I consider evil.  But I can at least respect them as people for being good people with a religion and philosophy that I disagree with.  They're not the evil people that move the Republican Party.  If anything, they're victims.  When George W. Bush, in his second debate with Gore, turned on Gore and said, "You don't know what's in my heart!" as incoherent as that sounds, he was using Fundamentalist-speak language that dogwhistled right past most of us.  Otherwise he might have said, "You don't know my policy position," or "You don't know what my plan is," or "What my point is."  The unusual use of the word choice phrase "my heart," was so deliberately chosen that I would be surprised if it wasn't a Karl Rove special weapon they practiced in pre-debate

    •  I know an Evangelical couple who are not preaching (4+ / 0-)

      against the Gay.  They have a lesbian  family member whom they love very much so the issue has become personal.  They have no hatred, they have learned understanding. Which they extend to the entire LGBT community.  So it is possible.  BTW, they are the most generous, kind and loving people I know.  We face 180 degrees on most issues, but their daily lives humble me.

      "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

      by Most Awesome Nana on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 05:22:33 PM PDT

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