Shane L. Windmeyer, writing at the Huffington Post:
Through all this, Dan and I shared respectful, enduring communication and built trust. His demeanor has always been one of kindness and openness. Even when I continued to directly question his public actions and the funding decisions, Dan embraced the opportunity to have dialogue and hear my perspective. He and I were committed to a better understanding of one another. Our mutual hope was to find common ground if possible, and to build respect no matter what. We learned about each other as people with opposing views, not as opposing people.
To which I say, well done Dan Cathy and Chick-Fil-A – and equally, well done Shane Windmeyer. I would love to see more Christians engaging “queer” people in this way. I would also love to see more “queer” men and women engaging with Christians in this way. It’s not going to make all the problems go away; our disagreements run too deep for that. It is an enormous step in the right direction: toward mutual kindness and consideration – for the Christians, explicitly toward a more Christlike response to those with whom we disagree profoundly and whom we believe in need of salvation (just as we do with every other sort of sinner, ourselves included).
Dan and Me: My Coming Out as a Friend of Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A→