Just a quick note: the Facebook debate that was posted here earlier today has been taken down at the request of the person with whom I had the conversation. While I kept his identity anonymous, it was probably a little crappy of me to make so much of it public, so for that I'm sorry.
By the way (and ironically, considering the topic of the post: Tracy Morgan's recent anti-gay comments), this isn't some kind of forced apology. I was interested in allowing for a strong dissenting opinion on the topic and while I disagreed with many of the views expressed by the person I called "Unhappy Reader" I very much appreciated his passion and believed he articulated his position well. But in the end, when it came to the decision to put so much of our conversation on the main page, he was right and I was wrong. End of story.