Thank you, Jack, for posting the text. I took the liberty of reposting on another forum I have membership on, but which is overrun by city Liberals who think they have all the answers. If it makes an impression on just one or two of them, then the flaming I will endure from the rest will be worth it.
"Well, we're all victims of our own gene pool. Someone must have peed in yours." - Walter Bishop, from Fringe.
"Then tell me this: Why would you want to hang around people that get uncomfortable, or even scared, about that kind of thing?" "Maybe to feel normal," I said. He laughed. "Normal's not all it's cracked up to be." "You think?" "Hell, I know." - from Spirits In The Wires, by Charles de Lint.