My grandchildren and I are sitting in a platformed house far up in the sky.
Rebecca: Tell us another story, grandpa.
Lance: Is it true people who loved each other couldn't get married when you were a kid?
Me: It is.
Rebecca: Why not?
Me: Well, Rebecca and Lance, there were groups of individuals who saw it as their moral duty to prevent others from sinning.
Lance: What's sinning?
Me: It means being very bad.
Lance: Like breaking the law?
Me: Not exactly. It means making God mad.
Rebecca: But God doesn't get mad. He loves us all!
Me: I know, and believe me, it's what a great many tried to get across.
Lance: Why did they think love was a sin?
Me: They fell victim to the same things people do in everytime. They saw a group different than themselves and decided it was best for them to be the same.
Rebecca: But, they didn't want to, did they?
Me: No, they did not.
Rebecca: What did they do?
Me: They marched, they protested, they petitioned and they sacrificed for many years.
Lance and Rebecca: Wow.
Me: It was very impressive to live through.
Lance: What side were you on?
Me: I was on a lot of wrong sides, but I knew from the beginning that this was the right one.
Rebecca: Did you ever have doubts?
Me: I never doubted the cause, Rebecca. I sometimes doubted if we'd win. I'm not proud of it but I did.
Rebecca: I'm glad love won. I hate hate.
Me: Oh, Rebecca. Don't hate. Not even hate itself. You have to love, as hard as it might seem. It's the only way to make things better in this world.
Lance: [Yawning] That was a great story, grandpa. You want to go play rocket tag, Rebecca?
Rebecca: Yeah, just a second.
Me: What's wrong, Rebecca?
Rebecca: There's this guy I like at school. He's from Andromeda though and the other kids would laugh at me.
Me: Then be thankful. They could do much worse than laugh.
Rebecca: Thanks, grandpa.
Me: You're welcome, Rebecca. Go out and have fun, now. Don't worry about me.
The world's not half as dark as when I found it.