refused to vote for them, having first voted not to make any allowance for those opposed.
What changed my mind was seeing discrimination happening, and being shocked at my reaction to it. It was roughly "well, what can you expect". In later discussion and reflection I realised that my thinking came from the fact that we allow discrimination in certain circumstances, and whilst as a church we institutionalise discrimination we cannot be surprised when we discriminate outside the "allowed" circumstances. Having recognised that within myself I now see the damage that institutionalised discrimination brings about and want none of it in an organisation to which I belong.