It's not the first time I've written something about which I know others disagree. But it may be the first time that those others are close to me and precious.
It is for them, too, so that they know what I think and why. So that they hear it in my words and not in the words of those who scorn.
And it is an apology for those sharp words, quickly spoken and unexplained.
I hope that you will understand (if not agree) and forgive.
conclusion: (to be posted)