Imagine that the Mormon church announces tomorrow that they’ve received a revelation from God telling them to accept gay marriage.
(Please note that I am absolutely NOT “agitating” for something like this. This is merely a thought exercise to make a point.)
In a perfect world, mainstream society would react like this: “They’ve worked so hard for so long to make sure we all know that they love us and want to be friendly with us, we can’t deny that only fidelity to their beliefs was what led them to the policies they had. Their efforts at explaining those beliefs kindly and reaching out to everyone in welcoming were nothing short of amazing.”
Of course, the more realistic reaction would be: “Well, it’s about time those morons decided to stop being so mean and hateful.”