If possible, find a way to bring not just personal experience, but personal pain into the discussion. Try to articulate for listeners what it feels like to be an LGBT person growing up in a conservative tradition and the internal personal anguish this causes. I think that personal pain gets ignored in high toned rhetoric about theology and social justice. Focus on what it does to us as individuals, and what it does to families. I want to hear what role conservatives who oppose same sex relations, or maybe just gay marriage, envision for homosexuals if they're willing to accept that it is an immutable trait. Where do we go from there?
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