This happened quite a while ago, now. Still, I thought it might be useful for anyone who cares to understand a little (a very little!) of why I was closeted in this community.
It strikes me as very, very odd, indeed, to claim (indeed, to even believe) that granting a minority the rights had by the majority would therefore be an infringement on other human rights.
I guess it’s all apiece with the fundamentalist / evangelical self-identification as a persecuted minority, standing faithfully tall through the fiery onslaught of secular humanism, like Stephen standing tall while stoned to death by the religious leaders.
But when did respected religious leaders gain the right to see themselves the oppressed minority?