I'm more likely to respect the opinion, view, emotion, analysis, conclusion of people who don't attempt to add weight to their views with "as a XXXX". Their self-professed emotional investment in, closeness to, and expertise on, the issue is purported to make their insight somehow profound. I just see them as conflicted. See also Xtian mom who "as a mother" took offence at some rap lyrics. Another particularly ludicrous example was when a bus passenger, after a bus they were riding in was involved in a crash, was asked to offer advice on road safety.
People who are well-informed and passionate about important issues that DO NOT impact them directly are the most likely to influence my thinking. Sadly, many seem to think these people are unqualified to offer insight. Quite the opposite in many cases.