In the movie Captain America, Steve Rogers is sitting with Dr. Erskin having a drink the night before the experiment. They have the following discussion:
Steve Rogers:Can I ask a question?
Abraham Erskine: Just one.
Steve Rogers: Why me?
Abraham Erskine: I suppose that’s the only question that matters. Why someone weak? Because a weak man knows the value of strength, the value of power…
Then you see stuff like this. Or worse, Jan Brewer. Or the preacher who wanted to lock gays off on their own private island. Or numerous political attempts to ban gay marriage. Or take away GLBT protections at state and federal levels (see Jan Brewer, Minnesota, Washington State and etc). So, while on rare occasion the abused and bullied wield power better…most bullied and abused people are quick to bully and oppress when they find themselves in power. There was a time…long, long ago (but still in some far off places) where Christians were a bullied, abused and oppressed minority. Now 2,000 years later, the Church has a lot of power in the west-especially in America. And how does much of it use it’s power? To trample down others, while crying out about how their own rights are in danger if people have equality. They even make equality a dirty word.
Sorry, Dr. Erskine. The real world sucks more than your comic book world. We lack a Steve Rogers of our own.
(I realize there are plenty of Christians out there who disagree with the measures and support GLBT people-including GLBT Christians)