I'm not sure what internet protocol requires but I read such a moving comment at Gay Restorationist that it seemed worth sharing as it suggests the way that one's interactions with others, even across large divides, can affect one another. This is a reaction to the recent amendment to the constitution in TX which bans gay marriage:
"I have wanted to comment here for a while and I'm finally working up the guts. I guess that as a Christian I'm not sure where I stand on homosexuality anymore. I used to think it was so black and white. My husband and I thought and prayed over which way to vote on Prop 2. We ended up voting against it- not that it mattered that much.
My parents would be mortified. Everything seems to be so cut and dry for certain people. We voted against it because even though- at this time- we believe that homosexuality is wrong (it's so easy for us to say that since we've never struggled with it)- we believe that every person should have equal rights.
I watched a program once about a dying gay man who wanted his partner to make decisions and be his beneficiary. Because they had no legal bindings as a "couple", the dying man's parents made every decision and made decisions that his partner knew he would not want. This doesn't seem like moral justice to me.
It broke my heart and it surprised me how defensive of these gay men I became. So- I'm not exactly sure what I'm trying to say. Just know that you're making me think. I'm not sure I agree with you on everything. But I like thinking outside my little suburban stay at home mom world- it's a very small world."