Oh that poor little boy. “Gay is bad for you.” (His eyebrows are pretty awesome though). I’m really interested in how these children were/are being raised, if their parents discuss topics like this with them and what they say, if their communities are supportive, if their schools take measures to prevent homophobia or ignore it, etc.
Please pay attention to this and consider the way you raise your children. I am in no position to tell you how to parent, or if your ways or wrong or right. However, I firmly believe children, and people in general, should have the opportunity to decide for themselves. If you are against marriage equality, if you think being gay in a sin, whatever your reasoning, you have the right to feel the way you do, yes (I don’t agree with it–having A right and having THE right are two completely different things–but that’s a whole other topic). But you do not have the right to force your beliefs on others or make them suffer, and you should really, really raise your children to be well-rounded and make their own decisions.
Teach your children about homosexuality, do not pretend it does not exist. Present them with facts, do not force your opinion on them. Your discrimination will be passed on, and that is not right. Even your use of the word “fag” while with your friends will be overhead and embedded within them.
Believe me, my parents and I do not agree on a lot of issues, but they always gave me the chance to decide for myself, and supported my right to reach my own conclusions and form my own opinions. They may not agree with all of them, but they were selfless enough to say “That’s OK” and embrace our differences and be proud that I am strong and independent.
Our children look to us for guidance, and if all they see is hate, what will become of them?