I think President Uchtdorf says it best:
"It seems only right and proper that we extend to others that which we so earnestly desire for ourselves."
You know that other quite prominent issue that has our church under fire? The one that particularly pertains to California at the moment? Try this one on for size (same talk, President Uchtdorf):
"I am not suggesting that we accept sin or overlook evil, in our personal life or in the world. Nevertheless, in our zeal, we sometimes confuse sin with sinner, and we condemn too quickly and with too little compassion. We know from modern revelation that 'the worth of souls is great in the sight of God.' We cannot gauge the worth of another soul any more than we can measure the span of the universe. Every person we meet is a VIP to our Heavenly Father. Once we understand that, we can begin to understand how we should treat our fellowmen."Just a friendly reminder I suppose. Words from a prophet, seer, and revelator. I love that I can find words like these for comfort and inspiration. I love that I can whole-heartedly agree. I love that even though they are primarily spiritual, they are completely applicaple from a secular perspective. I sincerely hope that there is evidence of me acting upon these words somewhere.