A church is designed to be inflexible in relation to time, a rock in the face of political shifts or cultural fads. Exactly why there’s a good number of churches in the South and elsewhere that still adamantly preach against, say, interracial marriage. Most churches teach us to love everyone; they don’t, however, teach us that everything is okay. That could be considered cultural relativism or even nihilism, if taken to an extreme. What an inanely unnecessary sentence. Of course the churches don’t teach that everything is okay. Nobody is even arguing that. Your cracks are showing: it was a nice try squeezing “nihilism” into a post about gay rights, but next time be a little more subtle. You may differ in political philosophies and even enjoy debating your opposing ideals, but you would not ban them from your house. You just pointed out the very illogicality of the entire situation. By considering someone being banned from another’s house due to disagreements as an extreme display of intolerance, then disallowing someone to marry someone else that they love—solely because it clashes with your religion’s teachings—must really be extreme, eh? To paraphrase OSA, I just brought up some well-considered points in favor of gay rights, so naturally my post will fall on deaf ears and, in lieu of actually being provided a logical contrary argument, I will be told to go to church. Welcome to the real world of intolerance.