First of all he wasn’t a random monk. Second of all he has studied the bible extensively for 15 years. Third I talked to a pastor as well a few years later and he said the same thing. And how is a monk not a Christian when he has studied the bible and lives by the bible? I’m sorry but that is way more than what an “actual Christian” does.
Christianity isn’t about preaching hate or judging others. That is one of the first things you learn in Sunday school. If you are using the bible in that way, and to deny rights and freedoms to a group of people, then you aren’t really a Christian.