I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to this thread, whether they supported my viewpoint or were against it. I received great advice, offers for prayer, gentle correction, and (sometimes) not very gentle (at all!) correction.
All of it helped me to see this topic from all of the different angles. People who agreed gave me much needed support in doing what was right. People who disagreed helped me to see where my way of approaching the topic would actually work against what I was trying to do.
Thank you all, very much!