I don’t know about y’all, but it just doesn’t seem to be that complicated to me. I think that maybe certain folks (cough, cough)around here are so swept up with their disgust at these so-called alternate lifestyles or whatnot that when they try to logically defend an undefendable position, it just sounds like so much gobble-de-gook. I mean, when we start relying on the difference between what two pretty much identical words like “tolerance” and “acceptance” means, ya gotta just wonder if yer full o’ crap. Look, it’s not that hard. On the one hand, you got folks that like apples, and on the other hand, you got folks that like oranges. For some reason, the folks that like apples think it’s wrong to like oranges because they (the apple eaters) don’t like the taste. This is fine until the apple-eaters start persecuting the orange-eaters because they are “sinners” or “destructive to our pure and wonderful apple-eating society with their nasty disgusting love of oranges” or whatever. If you like the apples, good. If you like the oranges, good. It doesn’t matter here, folks. Give the orange-eaters a friggin’ break! They just wanna live their lives in their own way, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I mean, how dangerous can a guy who’s “totally into boots” and likes shopping for leather pants be to you? Just let him work at the cosmetics counter at Burdine’s and go dancing after work with his fellow orange-eaters, he ain’t hurting you. Simple enough for ya? This is capital-letter T Tolerance. If you want to ACCEPT as well, then I guess you would be the kind of person like me who has orange-eating friends (even though I prefer the apples myself), and doesn’t mind spending time with them or pretty much anyone else for that matter. No big deal.