[QUOTE=Joe Brummer;16297]For all the comparisons that could be made about gay rights and the civil rights fights of the 50s and 60s, one major factor is missing. NONVIOLENCE! Martin Luther King, Jr.
, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
and others were at the forefront of the fight and all of them preached nonviolence as the method of choice. It was a choice as they chose peace. It was understood that more hate would not stop hate.[quote]
I do understand what you are saying, but do you comprehend how brutally tought it is to be physically and spiritually non-violent when anti-gays often engage in spritual violence. Just look at the comments on CARM(A very strong anti-gay board).
I support you in theory, I have tried your approach in theory. But the temptation to engage in spiritual violence continues to increase when anti-gays refuse to listen to civil expression and consistently use spritual violence. Most of us just snap. I have. I tried to be polite and civil to anti-gays but when they continue with their ruthless and mean methods, I stoop to their level. Obviously this is not right but we are human.