"Gay people are born into and belong to every society in the world. They are all ages, all races, all faiths. They are doctors and teachers, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes. And whether we know it, or whether we acknowledge it, they are our family, our friends, and our neighbors. Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality."

The quote above was posted on the Owl Report. They also said, "Respect is our mantra here at the Owl Report. Not easily achieved *or* maintained, but we thank you for celebrating this perspective. Or simply moving on, refraining from hateful rhetoric."

We second those wise words.