I would highly recommend that you watch the video clips at http://www.massresistance.org/media/video/brainwashing.html. They are from a documentary showing how elementary and junior high kids can be indoctrinated to believe homosexuality and same-sex marriage are morally acceptable (something the film extols as a virtue). If you think homosexuality is wrong, but that the issue of homosexuality is a private matter that isn’t going to hurt anybody so we should just sit back and do nothing, you need to watch this video. The gay rights movement has gone beyond the “just leave us alone to do what we want to do in the privacy of our own homes” days and into the day of approval advocacy. They are not content to be allowed to live how they want to live–now they want to make sure that you approve of their lifestyle as well. It’s too difficult to change adults’ minds, so they are targeting the young.
And this is coming to a California school near you this year. California just enacted a law that requires teachers to teach children about gays in history class.
And for the record, I think we should treat homosexuals with respect. I am opposed to verbally abusing and ridiculing gay people (Christians in particular should not be guilty of this). But that does not mean we have to pretend as if their sexual attractions are natural or that their sexual behavior is no different than heterosexuals’. We can love people without having to call their immorality moral or pretending that what is not normal is normal. While schools should do what is necessary to make sure that gay kids or kids with gay “parents” are not subjected to ill-treatment by their peers, that does not require teaching them that homosexuality is perfectly acceptable. Tolerance and respect does not require agreement. And if we think it does, we have lost the essence of what it means to be tolerant.