Well he is Southern Baptist.
I have personal convictions about homosexuals, that are privately mine and i don' treat any of my gay friends any different from anyone else I care for. And I do have gay friends and have had gay bosses with which I've had excellent friendships. I've also had gay friends normalize back to heterosexual values. These unique conversions were the result of a real spiritual awakenings.
If he is, st least he's not living in Ireland in the 1600's
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