These quotes upset the ‘lets get together and hug’ apple cart a bit don’t they?…
But they make perfect sense also.
“In the context of a community that is open and accepting of all others – intimacy and friendship are both mutually exclusive rather than inclusive. If intimacy is the requirement for community then those people i am not intimate with cannot be a part of my community; likewise, if friendship is the requirement – only friends are welcome.”
Mission is messy.