There are certain beliefs that we all have--dogmas, as you refer to them.<quoted text>
Sounds like what you say about pretty much everyone who doesn't agree with your dogma, including well regarded academics and scientists.
How is living life with blinders?
You believe that these dogmas are blinders--that they only allow us to see things in a specific way.
I would agree with you up to a point.
I know that I am pretty open minded. I am openly accepting of many different kinds of people and their ideas. I am not threatened by differing views.
However, when your dogma includes a belief that a small, but key aspect of my character (i.e.: homosexuality) is a sin or a sign of brokenness; that it is unnatural and an abomination, then I will not entertain these beliefs as rational or scientifically based.
There is a limit to being open minded. That's human nature.
For example, I am not open minded about walking into a cage with a lion. I'm no t open minded about handling snakes. I'm not open minded about drinking poisons.
And I'm certainly not open minded about anyone's assertion that being gay is unnatural.