Whatever God leads us to at the end of this discernment time, we must handle ourselves with love and grace towards all.
We've been studying Matthew 5:43-48 for the past couple of weeks in Bible Study (you're invited on Wednesdays at 5:30p!) In verse 48, Jesus says, "You must be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect."
"God makes it rain on the righteous and the unrighteous" (Mt 5:45), setting for us the example of His love - it's not directed only at your own groups - "those who love you" (5:46) or "your brothers and sisters" (5:47). It's broad and encompassing and includes your "enemy... the tax collector... and the gentile" (good thing because we're all of the latter!)
And because he loves you, so we love all. That's the beauty of His grace - He offers it freely to you so you can do the same unto others.
It's His to give and yours to share.
Let's all pray this week to be graceful and charitable to all persons on every side of this issue. That includes our neighbor and our enemy.
"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."
1 John 4:10-12