Scott, I was looking for the "like" button for your entire post. Well said! And I second the kudos to Gina.
Although the statements that make me mad are the ones from those claiming to be Christians.
I have noticed the band has never addressed homosexuality specifically. Some have said because they shy away from hot button issues; I disagree - if anything, they have the hallmark of really tackling some difficult subject and issues in their songs that no one else wants to touch.
Letís see, in their songs, downhere has tackled: death, despair, loneliness, hypocrisy, guilt, disillusionment, heartbreak, pain, doubt, feeling distant from God, broken relationships, anxiety, surrender and inadequacy, just to name a fewÖthatís what draws me to their music. They grapple with real issues. Not your typical bubblegum pop.