I personally like gay people. I think they are a lot less judgemental than most people I know. Living in the ultra conservative southern baptist-dominated area of the south, it just burns me up the way people view gays here. I have a step-brother-in-law that just recently decided to come out and it is killing his dad and causing them communication problems. His dad says he can come home anytime but just as long as he never brings any of his "friends" with him. I tried telling my mother in law, who happens to have the same views as her husband, that gay people are just as normal as anybody and that there is no reason that they should be viewed as and treated differently. But of course she's got that whole "it's in the bible that it's a sin to be gay" thing and the whole issue surrounding sex that is supposedly all messed up. They don't believe being gay happens normally and are convinced that their son just got involved with the wrong crowd that turned him gay. His dad is always complaining that he never calls enough or visits enough. Well, duhhh, I wonder why... I'd be doing the same thing if I was in his shoes. I so wish I could open their eyes a little bit, just enough to help them understand their son.