Regardless of the outcome in November, these issues and these personal questions are not going to go away. Stop hiding from them. Stop hiding from these questions so that when you stand up and stand by someone, you have firm ground to stand on; so that when you live your faith, it means something and you know what it means.
I happen to strongly believe that when good people suffer greatly, it means they have a great destiny and mission in this lifetime to fulfill. It isn't enough to just talk the talk, we have to walk the walk and put ourselves in other people's shoes if we are meant to make a huge difference in this world.