Come unto me all
of you who are in the image of God
with gender identity as diverse
as holy creativity
and unimaginable love,
and I will give you health care.
For the world is full of yoke-makers,
who take strange pleasure
in pouring out the unrest
of their own souls
by creating burdens for God’s children,
God’s transgender children.
This is how you will know
that their laws come from the demonic —
they take what God makes light
and make it heavy,
for Christ said — I am gentle and humble,
so that by contrast
you can recognize anti-christ.
(For those of you outside of the United States, the protection from discrimination in health services for transgender people has been removed … on the fourth anniversary of the Pulse murders and in the midst of Pride month.)