Wow, Glenna Gill, glad you got away from that guy. Yep, there’s one or two in every bunch it seems. They are hateful, especially if it elevates himself in some pretentious way.
Sometimes it’s a difference of perspective and when we can break through what’s false we can begin to get to the truth. Most times, I find a reaction like is based on hurt or fear, or at least ahs something based on emotion.
I do hope you’ve found some good, supportive groups.