A part of Christianity that separated from the Catholic church in the 1600's.It was founded by Martin Luther, but then different sects broke off. Henry VIII did not start the Episcopalian Church,he started the Anglican church of which the Episcopalian church is a part. As we all hopefully realize, people are not perfect, so you can't hate a religion because someone was mean to you and they happened to be protestant of Christian. Protestants try not to identify themselves a sect, and are trying to follow Christ. They thing that it is more important that you are a Christian and know Jesus than what denomination you happen to be part of. We do not hate Catholics, Jews, or Gays. We try to love all people, whether or not we agree with them. Protestants usually do not agree with the gay lifestyle, but that doesn't mean that we hate them. Basically, try not to judge someone or something, such as protestantism, before you know about it.
Protestantism is a denomination of the Christian Church.