Has this got ugly?! I think it's been OK so far with people simply stating their views and being fairly uncontentious.
One of the things I like about this type of forum is that you have a mix of the on-topic stuff and a range of other topics. I realise politics threads can get heated but I think this one has been relatively calm to date.
Presumably Christian is just heading off any kind of unpleasantness at the pass. As you say, everyone has been civil thus far. When the current issue seems to be intolerance of the views of others, such civil discussion should be encouraged and applauded.