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No, Phil, it does not. As stated so well during the interview, it's about recognizing with humility that you might be wrong, and your counterpart might have a point. It's about believing that above and beyond getting your way, the most important thing is that we find a way to respectfully live together. I understand that on this issue of gay marriage many people have trouble seeing how that's possible--but that doesn't make it impossible. I take the view that if you have a moral belief against gay marriage, maintain that belief; but recognize that others have the precise opposite belief, equally based on morality and social good, and that in a pluralistic society our obligations are to treat each other with respect, and to passionately but respectfully try to persuade the other of the correctness of our belief. That Blankenhorn was persuaded by Rauch is not an act of civility but a product of it.