I had a conversation with a writer-friend a few months ago in which I pointed out that there seemed to be pretty clear messages in said writer'friend;s book, and asked if that was because these views were the views held by my writer-friend. And you know what my friend said? My friend said that it didn't matter; that the messages in the book are there because that's what best serves the story. That's profound stuff, guys.
It got me thinking: what if one day, I find myself writing a story that is awesome - but that sends a message that I don't agree with? Do I write it anyway, because it's a damn good story? Or do I discard it, because I don't want to perpetuate a lifestyle/belief system/whatever that I don't agree with? I'm not sure yet, but if my current manuscripts are anything to go by, I don't think I would write it. Then again... My answer might be different in ten years or so.
How about you? What would you do?