For John, BLUF: Our freedoms are precious and we need to preserve them. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Diversity means giving every faction the chance to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as they see fit. Within the boundaries of legality.
The Plymouth Colony, where the Pilgrims landed on 9 November 1620, 15 years and days later, wasn't the solution either. They just wanted the freedom to worship the way they wanted. They weren't interested in religious freedom for others. But, we finally got there, thus the First Amendment.
Happy Birthday, Nick.
Regards — Cliff