I met my cousins lesbian "partner" yesterday at thanksgiving dinner. They seemed a little concerned about being in the same room with such a dangerous "right winger" as myself. I like to think that I planted a small seed of reality in their heads.
They didn't find the raging homophobe gay basher they obviously expected. What the found was a rational person with a different opinion.
You shoulda bashed those rugmunchers.
JUST kidding. :)
I think they would have been happier if you had turned out to be one those nasty hate-spewing conservatives. Spit a little tobacco juice, talk about your gun collection, and how you'd like to git yerself some of them there queers. Libs need demons to keep them going. If they find out that 98% of conservatives are the helpful person down the street or next door who doesn't much care what you do in the privacy of your home, they'd have to rethink their whole mental universe. Much better to have nasty bile-spurting haters to hate back. In short they need a cause, Maybe the two people you mentioned are different. But from the looks of places like DU and other lib insane asylums, the reverse appears to be true.