Sometimes the world reminds us that there's still good reason to hope.
1. Not all high school jocks are bullies, as this story proves. Sometimes they really are heroes.
2. As Nate Phelps' story shows, even the most radical extremism can be escaped. I'm thankful that my own escape from fundamentalism was considerably less dramatic.
3. Equality seems to be centuries away in much of the Muslim world, but even Islam isn't monolithically anti-gay, as this story demonstrates.