Geez, to think this started from a few people just wanting to get laid and play videogames. I hope this whole thing blows over and the vocal creepers who started this mess just go away. If we can't sway their opinions, we should do our best to educate the younger ones who might be influenced by them that this shit has no place here and to realize that our community is diverse and everyone's voice deserves to be heard equally. Maybe if we can let the hateful people burn themselves out quietly it'll be the firebreak we need to make sure this stupid topic doesn't flare up again.
Amazing OPED piece, Jeff. Reading that made me remember why I never became a writer. I could never write something so well.