Ever notice that when someone says:
“With all due respect….” what follows will be disrespectful.
“No offense…” is followed by something quite offensive.
And, when someone passionately declares “I am a Christian!” it will be followed by something that is hateful and narrow-minded.
I remember when I was a kid I thought that, if you crossed your fingers when you were telling a lie, it wasn’t a lie. I wonder if the “religious” think that if they precede their hateful behavior with “I’m a Christian”, Jesus doesn’t mind.