One thing I love about this forum is: ANYONE & everyone is free to post here
...but true... depending on where you are coming from...one may need a harder shell to combat the majority view...this would be true anywhere though... and it's why we gravitate to our own social groups - for that "acceptance"...
Though I believe anyone can find their place here if they are not rude, belligerent and offers empathy, understanding... despite our differences..
It's funny because the more Liberal posters here feel this forum has too many conservative posters/ views... myself coming more from a Traditionalist lifestyle (conservative country girl- though I did loose my religion along the way) ...I feel similar as they (just turned around)... that our views are often looked down upon....we're too "old school" , "archaic" is often spoken, we're not living in the 1950's anymore -added with jubilation at that.... these phrases stand out like a sore thumb -to let us know we need to get with the new program..it makes me feel outside of "fitting in" here...it stings at times..
The Beauty...We don't have to all be the same, want the same things , share the same faith or none at all.....just find our own brand of happiness...there will be those who'll listen to us.. and offer a kind word...we may even be surprised!!
I have nothing against homosexuals or Lesbians....It's not something I understand sexually , of course..but red blood flows through all of us... one of my favorite bosses years ago was a Gay man.. as is one of our daughters gymnastic teachers ... I love these guys !
spoke " Love is Love. When people suffer heartache, abuse, health problems, problems with their kids and parents, it's the same pain we all feel. We can all relate to any of those because we are human.
Gay,straight,bi and in-between, we all feel pain and suffer the same way
That sums it up for me too.