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.. any solution must be open to all people regardless of religion, culture or nation. We will never achieve peace on our shrinking planet unless our peace is respectful of everybody ..
.. the only solution I can imagine is to rely on the relevant evidence regarding homosexuality with open-mindedness, honesty and reasonableness ..
.. to this solution any person of good-will should be able to agree. But, some churches stand in direct opposition to this solution. Some staunch bible-believers seem to think that, because they hold something as true, it is true, period, and no one should dare call it wrong ..
.. am I mistaken, unfair or unkind to say outright that such thinking is irrational? Some posters on this thread know nothing of coherent reasoning or evidenced argument, they don't want to know about it. Instead, they post rants about immoral perverts ..
.. how can anyone ever debate someone from such a position? The impossibility of any discussion evinces the irrationality of their prejudiced position ..
.. please, don't reply to this post. I'm just venting. Will be returning to my normal position of not responding to the hate spewed by SOME 'good' Christians on this thread ..
You make a very good case and a strong argument.
How can you change someone's mind? In some cases, you can't. In others, a diligent course of logical argument is needed. For some, action is the only thing that can help.
Take it from me, an ex gay disliker, if the gays would tone it down a notch, that'd help your cause tremendously. What I mean is; you know a lot of people really don't like gays - stop throwing it in their face! Stop. Let time takes its course, let it sink in, give us time to adjust.
And like you've been to me, be nice. No matter what.
Niceness goes a looooong way to helping attain an honest goal.
* RR's rant over *