Born-again Christians never stopped telling LGBTQ+ they are condemned to hellfire and brimstone. Republicans are waging the anti-LGBTQ+ culture war for political gain because the community is an easy target for demonization. It's all been played before as they insist it's to protect families and children (while children continue to be slaughtered at school). They need to distract from the fact that the GOP offers no real solutions for the issues facing most Americans today and hasn't for over a decade. They're only loyal to Trump, top percenters, amoral corporations, and white Christo-fascists. Republicans play off fear, ignorance and emotional triggers. The prominent right wingers the GOP welcomes these days are the dregs of the 21st century - racists, bigots, liars, conspiracy mongers, seditionists, anti-Semites, and the list goes on. All of us pay the price for the lies, hate and bigotry they inject into our society and those who are unfairly targeted are merely collateral damage to whom they don't give a second thought.