Republican or Democrat.

Religious or secular.

Conservative or liberal.

We live in a culture of choices. Today, you might be pressured to have to choose one way or another with not enough room in between.

Yet, our lives are not this binary. We don’t leave space for a new catagory to show up. Because…

It’s possible to be religious and liberal.

It’s possible to own guns and to support gun control.

Labels are a human invention, and over time, they become polarizing. Polarization destroys discourse.

People live on a spectrum. Not this or that. It’s possible to stand outside the lines that our culture draws.

And I think we could do a better job making that space more comfortable.