Skip to main content

View Diary: We Need to Talk About the Social Contract (108 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Exactly (11+ / 0-)

    Ask them questions, and try to personalize it to their experience and the world they live in.

    I had a very useful discussion once about the issue of gay marriage. I did have to use a "fact" to  open the door - that some people think that being gay is not a choice. She was quite willing to take on that concept, fortunately; but pointed out even heterosexual people are celibate when they need to be, in fact being single right now, she was. So then I talked about before she was single (Her husband died some years ago) and how she missed the closeness, the bond and the intimacy - much of it not even sexual in nature. She agreed with that. I pointed out that when, or if, she was ready she could seek out another such relationship. She of course agreed with that. Then I asked her how, in all justice we could ask a gay person, who had no choice in being gay, to sacrifice all hope of ever having such a relationship, such bonds, such commitment for their entire life.  (And the last was asked with a bit of pathos, I confess) And then it got quiet, and in a bit the group went on to other topics.

    from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

    by Catte Nappe on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 02:43:03 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site