This is great to hear. Honoring your position, even in the face of contraversy, requires strength in character and committment to your beliefs.
When we meet different viewpoints, if people can be mature, patient, contained and still awake and aware, knowledge comes through. Sometimes even wisdom comes through. It's in the abrasion between viewpoints that sparks fly. Those sparks can burn people up ..... or .... they can create new light from which everyone can learn.
Thank you for posting this.