I’m trying to become a columnist for my university’s student newspaper, and the title of the column is “Slice of Life”. Basically, I hope to get students to get involved on campus and to provide a look at the lives of classmates. For example, I would show people what it’s like to be in Student Government, what it’s like to be a commuter student, what it’s like to be blind, etc. In order to contact other students, I will be asking for nominations for other people to interview.
What I’m worried about is…what if I have to interview a gay/lesbian/something counter to the Church’s moral living? If it’s inadvisable to interview them (it’s not like i’m endorsing them) what sort of excuses can I do to get out of that? It’s a state college, so if I do purposefully avoid doing such columns, I might be the object of hatred for not being “accepting” of other cultures and beliefs.
Any advice would be helpful! (Also, I’d probably interview people of other religions)