Anyone else out there have the same dilemma that I do?
I'm a very open minded person ... I don't judge people based on their beliefs or lifestyle choices. I make no secret of my spiritual beliefs ... that is, I never had until I met my fiance's family.
They're very conservative Born-Againers who believe that anything that strays from the teachings of Christ is devil worship. They came to visit us just after Yule - his two aunts, uncle and cousin. Now, the cousin is young and very open-minded about things, so I had no trouble talking freely with her. But ... the aunts and uncle ... whew! - talk about walking on eggshells! I had to put all of my books away, take the 'questionable' items off of my altar and keep my fingers crossed that I hadn't missed anything. And that was just in appearances, let alone keeping my trap shut about unacceptable things.
What have been your experiences dealing with intolerance? How did you handle it?