So I've even further cut back on exactly what I'll say. And I'll make it simple enough for you to understand. I'm a steadfast homophobe who in the past year, thanks to help of good people, has become more open, less critical, and less outspoken on the issue. I've done this with the assertion that if I lessened my intolerance of the other side that this would be reciprocated. I think even the thought of your group indicates that those who see gay rights as a civil rights issue rather than a moral/ethics one have little tolerance for the other side, even going as far as to impugn their convictions.
And thus, that is where I stand, very willing to relent in all the progress I've made. I'm sure it doesn't concern you because we'll never speak in person again most likely, but if the pro-gay side shows little tolerance for my side, I hope you aren't blind to expecting my side to have tolerance for those who differ in opinion with us. There you are. Hope you are still awake. I'd hate to disappoint in anyway.
Sean, I don't care what you think, so why should I bother tailoring my communication to what you like? I don't care if people disapprove of me, and I mean any part of me, not just whom I'm attracted to. People can hate me, scorn me, whatever, I really don't care. I remember from your profile that Jesus once said that if the people of this world hate you, to remember that they hated him first. But to have someone say that because of who I am, I deserve no rights? I won't take that. I won't be silent while you grope around in the darkness for the light of openmindedness. I won't be silent while you insult my entire personality based on a part of it. I will speak my mind, and again if you have a problem with that, tough.
Especially coming from someone who proclaims to be so deeply Christian, a faith that was persecuted, prosecuted and punished; in and out of the courts of law for ages, not unlike homosexuality.
Sean I can't visit my aunt and uncle because they live on a ranch in rural South Dakota and going there puts my life in jeopardy, and you're whining to me because I have the attitude of, "You've got something to say, I've got something to say back," and you can't handle being stood up to? FUCK you.
Take your cross. Go nail yourself to it on a hill that displays it to someone who cares. And take your compassion with you.