I’m transgender. Evangelicals tried to pray for me. I prayed for them instead.

“You know how Matthew says that where two or three are gathered in Jesus’ name, there He is with us?”

**A prayer that one might change their sexuality or gender identity is egregious encouragement to those who would…

On Sunday afternoon, I was sitting in front of a cafe in downtown Washington, sipping coffee under a sliver of roof on a wet day, minding my own business, when three people who were clearly tourists walked up and gestured for me to take out my headphones. When I did, one of them asked, “Can we pray for you?”