Using religion as a façade to mask prejudice is a practice that is truly reprehensible.
The religious right uses their moral belief system to decry the “LGBT agenda” which is, according to them, presumably immoral. But this belief is based exactly on what evidence?
Are some transgender people involved in the sex trade? Yes
Are some cis-gendered people involved in the sex trade? Yes
Transgender people cover the gamut like the rest of society and we don’t make up a monolithic group. All you need to do is read the blogs on T-Central to see the stark differences in style, focus and content.
The religious right and now increasingly the white supremacist alt-right alongside them, are pushing back on what they like to term the “transgender agenda” which is of course part of the wider "liberal agenda". These agendas mostly consist of live and let live and let God do the judging. Hence I would tell these fickle Pharisees to mind their own beeswax and worry about their own lives but these people just can’t do that.
Social conservatism is driven by one thing: fear of change. If you are a religious person what difference does it make to you what someone wears or who they love or what they believe?
The best example to give to others is living your life honorably and with dignity and hopefully that will inspire them by leading by example. But by using hateful discrimination the only thing you can guarantee is push back and disdain.
All I want to do is disown these people because they give religion and what it should really stand for a bad name.
As a side note this classless clown of a President elect is doing his best to drag the office into the mud by proposing he continue to appear on the Celebrity Apprentice. While I am not a trained mental health professional, I think I am on solid ground when I state that there is clearly something severely wrong with this 70 year old narcissist.