I would like to highlight one portion of this article.
"Panel members were asked what they thought about some members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who felt attacked since the proposition was passed...'This is what their lives are like, feeling attacked is in our daily lives.'"
So if you know what it is like to feel attacked in your daily lives, wouldn't you have sympathy towards the feelings of fear. Wouldn't you never want anyone to feel that way, regardless of who they are. It is this reversal of roles that I don't understand the most. If it hurts you so much, why let it happen to someone else?