I received the following comment from Renz (who may or may not mean it - his motives for saying things are not always straightforward):
As a heterosexual married man, I don't believe you can fully speak to what a gay person should or should not do in this circumstance.
On first reading this appears to be a fair comment. However, when you start thinking about the consequences of always applying this commandment it becomes less of a fair comment and more of a recipe for stagnation and even tragedy.
For a start should I apply this ethic to just my friends? Or must I apply it to my enemies as well? If the latter is true that means I cannot criticize someone for being discriminatory against my friends. And, if I always apply it to my friends, should I stand back and say nothing if one of them tells me he is about to commit suicide?
And what about free speech and expression of one's views?
One thing is for certain - I get more advice concerning my personal life from you than I ever dish out to others and, as overall your advice has made my life "better" rather than worse, I would prefer to carry on receiving it (both good and bad) rather than muzzle everyone.
But you may think differently and may even have a logical and fair formula which allows us to criticize those outside our community but not those within it.
This is a serious post.