Having been raised in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church, I am familiar with the tale of the Gentle Nazarene... born in a stable and placed into a manger because his parents couldn't find lodging in a town to which they had to travel for a census, he was the perfect outsider. Taken to a foreign land to escape execution by a hostile regime, he was the perfect refugee. One would think that the adherents of Christianity would welcome the refugee, would shelter the poor outsider... one would think wrong, judging by the vitriol launched at a United Methodist Church in Claremont, CA that depicted the Holy Family as refugees separated by ICE:
Fake Christians fly into a rage when they are confronted by real Christianity. While the Gentle Nazarene didn't have anything to say about LGBTQ people being sinful, nor did he mention abortion, he was completely clear about the fate which awaits those who did not succor the afflicted:
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
You just can't reconcile baby-jails with the teachings of Christ, especially if you are one of this 'Biblical literalists' who claim that Old Testament prohibitions against 'teh ghey' are inviolate, while large chunks of the Gospel of Matthew can be jettisoned. In this runup to the Christmas season, I'm willing to make a deal with these people- I will put the Christ back into Christmas when they put the Christ back into Christianity.