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  • Transparently Cruel: How Transgender Rights Became The New Front In Christian Nationalists' Culture War

    June 2021 Church & State Magazine

    By Emily Starbuck Gerson

    "People are going to die.”

    That, put simply, will be the consequence of the historic, nationwide surge of anti-LGBTQ legislation, says Mary Wilson, a retired Christian pastor in Austin, Tex­as. As an out lesbian who advocates for LGBTQ youth, she testified against her own state’s recent efforts to restrict their rights.

    Every year, some states…

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