Krista, I so admire your drive toward civility, even in situations where it may be futile. The gay teen suicides are symbolic to me of a spurting gash in the aorta of our society delivered by the violence of bigotry. While I fully agree that we need to engage in a civil dialogue, it is a little like having a trauma surgeon worry about a cat scratch on the arm of his exsanguinating patient. With due respect, it is difficult to put any credence in positive motives of your guest when he feels so justified in his bigotry. Now is the time for emergency surgery to repair this trauma. This needs to be done lovingly and from the bottom up. It is a pity that instead of using his pulpit to heal his community Mr. Mouw has chosen to propagate bigotry.
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