Many people who study the Word of Starfleet through the first of the Five Pillars watched with tears as our beloved Captain James T. Kirk struggled for survival against what some believe was a hostile race of lizard people known as the Gorn.
What people outside the inner chambers of this great church fail to realize is that the scriptures teach us the Gorn were not a hostile race at all. And few know the story of how Captain Kirk and his new lizard friend split a case of malt liquer and sang songs of grace after a treaty was signed.
If your read the instructions inside the game called Starfleet Command "Empires At War", you'll see that the Gorn had been fighting against a treacherous race known to most Terans as Romulans. The Romulans had been up to their same dirty tricks and pulled some backstabbing maneuver on this friendly green species from the other side of the quadrant. When they saw humans accidentally settling in on one of their planets, they thought the humans were Romulans. Afterall, mammalian humanoids look the same when you've got a hundred and two little silver eyes in your sockets.
Now we know what you're thinking, "Reverend, Star Trek books and games aren't cannon; therefore they can't be the literal truth as presented in each sacred episode." Well, we'll make this simple for you. Anything that we say is cannon is cannon; if you believe otherwise, there's a Borg cube out there with your name on its guest list.
So the next time you see a Gorn when you're out at the bars, pat him or her on the back and call them friend.