A transgender pastor told Texas voters that “God is trangender” and those opposing transgender people from using the bathroom they like are “using God as an excuse to hate people.”
The Rev. S. David Wynn, a pastor at Forth Worth’s Agape Metropolitan Community Church, rallied activists at the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday protesting against a Senate bill forcing people to use the bathroom of the gender on their birth certificate, The Huffington Post reports.
The pastor told the crowd that God was transgender and criticized those supporting the bill.
“In the beginning, God created human kind, in God’s image, God created them male and female, so God is transgender,” Wynn said. “So it’s important you all remember that.”
“We’re all created in the image of what is holy, and divine, and sacred, and we should all be treated that way,” the pastor continued.
Wynn also slammed comments from the only Democratic Senator who voted for the legislation, saying “We’re going to stop using God as an excuse to hate people.”
The bill, known as Senate Bill 6, passed the State Senate Affairs Committee on Wednesday. All Republicans and one Democrat voted in favor of it. Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., a Democratic Senator, cited religion to explain his vote.
“God created everything as far as I’m concerned, but especially man and woman,” he said.