Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Can America Depolarize?

On a fall foliage-filled Saturday before Election Day 2017, sixteen people got together in a suburban church basement just outside Washington, D.C. to hash out their political differences for seven hours. They started at 10 a.m.; they had a lot of ground to cover.

“In my house, we’ve trained my granddaughter to yell ‘no politics’ when someone mentions Trump or Obama,” said Paul Roche, a retired financial consultant.

The group laughed, but it underscored the fear that brought folks here for a day-l…