I’m thrilled about the news out of CA about Prop 8, but I have a question for those blogging and facebooking about it: does it do our “Standing on the Side of Love” message any good to call those with whom we disagree “haters”? I’ve seen some posts and statuses with this very word in it and I am, frankly, disturbed. Some people (I doubt the majority) are acting out of hate, but does our naming them “haters” do anything to help ease society out of a cycle of reactionary misunderstanding? Are we stewing in the hate, too, then, if we use such language or allow those we work alongside to do the same? What is our end goal?