Christianity is so different here in the South.
I constantly feel judged. I’m always on edge. I’m always afraid that if I make just one wrong move, other Christians will immediately judge me as a “fake” Christian (one who says they’re a Christian but doesn’t act like it) and shun me.
I know I don’t act like a Christian at times. I know that I make poor choices. But I don’t think that one choice I make should result in me being belittled and dismissed.
I don’t feel love from my fellow brothers and sisters. All I ever feel is the cold sting of condescending disapproval and rejection.
Am I making sweeping generalizations? Oh yeah.
Is this true for all Christians in the South? Of course not.
But does this still hold true for what I’ve personally experienced thus far? I hate to say it…but yes, it does.
Does that break my heart? Yes.
And do I feel alone? Yes.