Here's a charming editorial in the official paper of the Archdiocese of Boston arguing in defense of barring the children of same-sex married couples from Catholic schools. One of the uglier passages:
The third reason is that it seemed a real danger that the boy being raised by the same-sex couple would bring to school something obscene or pornographic, or refer to such things in conversation, as they go along with the same-sex lifestyle, which--as not being related to procreation-- is inherently eroticized and pornographic. He might expose other children to such things, as he might easily have encountered them in his household.
Really? One wonders whether the author has ever spent any time with a married same-sex couple with children. Well, one doesn't wonder. But here's the real kicker:
It was inevitable that either the teacher, or some parent, would deal with the two men in such a way as implicitly to teach my son, or other children in the class, that there is nothing wrong with same-sex relationships. But this is scandal: that is, leading a “little one” astray in some serious matter by the example you set.
Yes, this is what "leading a 'little one' astray" conjures up in the mind of a theocon in the archdiocese once run by pedophile protector - and curia member - Bernard Law. More reaction here.
Abusive priest aren't a problem. The presence of a child aware of how complicated sexuality, love, or family is...a horror. Lovely.
Then we have our representatives. One congressional chairman, and a Dem, is disturbed about informing kids about gays. He pondered, "what will mommy and daddy have to say"? When kids have question...they might need answers...and then then parents will need to teach and share their values and understanding...again...
And the idea of sex ed in school where it would be handled and inform kids in a calm and honest manner, that is a HORROR!!! as well. I can't help but see these people as plain scared of there kids being informed about how other social structures work, or how their own bodies operate. EEK!
Maybe it is time for them to just say that they are scared of change, differences, and things they do not understand. Maybe then those with some more compassion can help them out.