It's a big family joke at this point, something my mom still points out and now laughs about. But the fact is this: I have believed from day 1 (DAY 1) that everyone has a right to their own opinion. I said many times as a young adult "That's great that God convicted you of that, but do not put your convictions on me."
People's opinions are formed by their lives, their daily experiences and their perception of the world. No one, and I mean, no one has a right to tell someone that their opinions are incorrect.
I have never forced my opinion on my children and I have always allowed them to voice theirs, with respect and in a kind manner (which I believe are two caveats required to be a good person). We do not try to change one anothers minds...instead we discuss. We talk. And often times we see a light, We all come back from discussions like this with more enlightenment, perhaps not changes minds, but more compassion.