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Thanks Jared. I hope the theists do continue to have these
conversations. They force not only introspection of each person’s feelings but
require examining just how we use our traditions to determine norms. The more contact people have with people who accept homosexuality, the more likely they will accept it. We have to
examine who handed down the rules and what they might have meant. This includes
understanding who wrote and rewrote the Bible. The examination of this issue
will have an effect on how we view religion generally.

Dialog can keep things in place or
create change. Religion is one of the ways that we pass along dialog through
generations. Not quite as obvious, religion also teaches us how to create