I want to be an X-man.
I would love to be a lesbian. A dream that'll never be. Unless I get a sex change but...no, I can't.
Well if you want to be an ex-man and a lesbian, a sex change would be ideal.
Joking aside, it's all just scapegoating to just push their agenda. Fortunately for us and unfortunately for them, only bigoted idiots take them seriously. Because they're bigoted idiots, it's kind of like masturbation - doing it because it feels good. Though, I do fear for children who are indoctrinated by these pastors and parents belonging to these kinds of Churches. It's bizarre how a person can alter their sense of reality that far.
As if anybody cares what the bible says on it? Or some ancient text, pressuming these assertions are true. Nobody truly knows how the bible should
be read, nor does anybody truly know it's validity. These are 2 things that are difficult (but not impossible) for a Christian to admin without it invalidating their beliefs. You're talking about texts that were first a part of an oral tradition passed down by normal men. To my mind, that alone makes it completely unreliable, I've seen it argume that the Bible is about God and is supposed to tell us about this God, but was written by men and written to the standards of the time and is not necessarily relevant to God's will. To me, that's about as realistic argument as I can think of for the bible where God exists. But this God would also have to be non-partisan and not the great God people tell stories about. The literal interpretation of the bible is only but one and seem one many adopt today, but it hasn't always been the case. As I mentioned in another thread, the Cosmological Argument employed by Thomas Acquinas of the Catholic Church and earlier argued by Plato and Aristotle. The idea of an uncaused causer, but this is kinda going off track a bit, but this would be a non-partisan deity and allows for the believer to accept all we know about reality and still believe in a deity.
If anything, I just consider these literalists and bigots to be idiots unwilling to accept the facts, but put in place wishful thinking & personal biases or any indoctrination they've receive.