I believe that what happened in Maine happened because people just don’t get it. I believe that fear and ignorance are NOT a more powerful force in our society than love. I believe that, as Rick says, “they are only human! They don’t ‘get it'” and that the fearful and the ignorant need our compassion.   We need to remember that society is slow to move forward, we will sometimes swell and we will sometimes recede on our path to greater love in this country.