@this-is-not-an-alien Yes, I’m willing to help if you’d like! I’m interested in some of these issues myself, so I’m curious to see how you presented them in fiction. I should probably let you know beforehand though, that I consider myself to be very conservative in my beliefs, so if I don’t eye-to-eye with you on some topics, I’ll still try to be respectful of your stances. And yes, I agree that lgbtq people should be treated with respect and dignity as human beings, even if we don’t agree with their beliefs. As a Christian, I can’t condone their behavior, but I’m not gonna blast them all to H-E-double-hockey-sticks either. I think this community needs to be reached with God’s love if they’re ever going to see who God created and designed them to be. This community seems to have a lot of confused, hurting people who don’t know who they are anymore, because the world tells them they can be anything, while at the same time pressuring them to become something they were never meant to be. As for representing these people in fiction, I think great care needs to be taken when writing from a Christian perspective. I don’t think they should be held up as our role models, but I also think that done carefully, they can show the brokenness of humanity and our need for a Savior just as much as any other character regardless of gender identity, race, etc. Because we all need Jesus.
Whew, I’m rambling, sorry about that😅 This thread gets more complicated by the second