If that wasn't enough, there was the vacuous silliness that followed:
In the long history of humankind, we have engaged in what I have heard referred to as "other-ism"--the act of differentiating oneself from those who are different. This has been accompanied by discrimination and prejudice in which categories of others are seen as having some intellectual or moral deficiency.I had this guy pegged as a left-wing preacher at this point. Sure enough, he comes from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, the last refuge of the peace-and-love idiocy of the 60's.
Not that long ago, people were relegated to a lower and demeaning status if they were of a different religion, skin color, economic means, gender, physical or mental ability, national origin, ethnicity, or age.
People fear those who are different, as if needing reassurance of their own legitimacy and identity. Fear of the unknown is founded on ignorance. Sadly, some try to maintain their ignorance by turning a blind eye to the reality that love transcends societal conventions.
A telltale giveaway:
To love, then, is to embrace and to include, to welcome and to value, to share and to empower.Read the whole thing. This fella makes a great argument for pedophilia. And every other perversion ... er, love known to man.