Hot-button issues, we all have them — those big, bold and in-your-face right and wrong debates, the ones that cause division among friends and make our blood pressures rise.
By nature, we are creatures of emotion. And when our convictions are challenged, we are indignant, quick to be defensive, slow to compromise, ready to speak but never willing to listen. Maybe we should attempt to hear each other and not be offended before someone has offered their opinion.
So Armstrong, I ask that you hear me out.
Up to this point, I have tried to avoid addressing, directly, social issues, as I believe they are largely individual, and each person’s conscience is their own. However, as the controversy over gay marriage has escalated quickly over the past few weeks, it begs attention.