You know what? If people can't handle my stance on an issue, or me walking around an issue through several stories or poems, or me even broaching a touchy topic -- they should run away now while they still can. Because if they hang around me, sooner or later they're going to suffer a very painful reality rupture. I don't preach in my writing, whether nonfiction or otherwise; but I don't pull any punches either. I can wield symbols as a percussion instrument. It's better to get incompatible people safely out of the way before they get hurt. And then I am left with an audience of people who are open-minded and like reading stuff that is more than just literary navel-gazing or preaching to a choir.
I love you all. You make my life, and my writing, so much richer by being a part of all this.