Is This the Unlikeliest Friendship in America?

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Happy Sunday Backyard Bend. We hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weekend in Central Oregon. Here is a positive story from Reasons To Be Cheerful’s ‘We Are Not Divided Series’.

Watch the video interview and see how these two realized they could work together despite their different views. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.

It’s a friendship that, to many people, might seem hard to comprehend: she’s a gay rights activist who worked to legalize same-sex marriage, and he’s an evangelical Christian who worked to prevent it. Yet Sheila Kloefkorn and Glenn Stanton found a way to reconcile these differences and form a friendship that suggests there’s no ideological divide that can’t be bridged. Earlier in We Are Not Divided, we told you the story of Braver Angels, the organization that initially brought them together. Now they tell us, in their own words, why they stay friends — and explain the inherent value in forming bonds with those you disagree with.

This is the first video in “Bridging Divides,” a five-part series for We Are Not Divided hosted by Scott Shigeoka, in which we meet people whose personal experiences show us how real-life divisions can be overcome, despite the odds.


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