I love the tenor of this article and would love to be able to write like this.
I think it is a great example of what Andrew Cameron calls critrical tolerance.
There are those who wish to accept homosexual people without agreeing with them on everything. They may be good at it, or very clumsy. They may be adept at it, or awkward. But the point is that they see themselves as having no reason to fear or despise homosexual people. They simply disagree with some of what they think and do; yet they want to find ways to accept and relate across that difference. Such a position has been called ‘critical tolerance’ (a stance that can apply to ‘disagreement within acceptance’ on any matter at all).
Although I don't like the term
critical toleranceas it sounds too critical :) any ideas for a new term?