I like your screen name. Does "redshift" have anything to do with astronomy? Astronomy is an interest of mine. I see you reside in both Hell and in Tacoma, WA. I think Hell is pretty far away so it must be redshifted quite a bit. And I know everyone is thinking, "What the hell is that idiot talking about now?" so I had better go on to a new topic...
I agree with U-dog. Christianity in general has done a lot of harm over the years. The oppression of LGBT individuals is inexcusable.
I must say that my experiences within the church have been overwhelmingly positive. I have been warmly welcomed. I have not been involved in any fundamentalist groups. I wish that all LGBT individuals could have had the same positive experience.
I always try to remember when I hear hateful and prejudiced talk from "Christians" that the organized church or people who claim the name Christian are not God and do not speak for God.
Anyway enough of my rambling on. Welcome and please join in our conversations.
Tu Amigo, Pablo
For I am convinced that neither life nor death...neither the present nor the future nor anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39