Have you seen this article about the Christian woman afraid to take her children outside because of Gays?
Stacy Trasancos is a scientist-turned-Catholic-homemaker in Massachusetts with seven kids who suffers from agorahomophobia. In what another article calls "a wrenching blog post", she describes how the "gruesome spectacle of gay families hanging out at a local public pool has made her afraid to venture outdoors."
On her blog she says:
"I find myself unable to even leave the house anymore without worrying about what in tarnation we are going to encounter. We are responsible citizens. We live by the rules, we pay our taxes, we take care of our things. I'm supposed to be able to influence what goes on in my community, and as a voter I do exercise that right. But I'm outnumbered. I can't even go to normal places without having to sit silently and tolerate immorality. We all know what would happen if I asked two men or two women to stop displaying, right in front of me and my children, that they live in sodomy."
How do her kids know these people "live in sodomy"?
I'm sorry but this is really pathetic. And I would like to point out, she does have a personality condition, a rather severe mental aberration.
Of course, especially in dealing with children, I fully agree about inappropriate PDA.
But I didn't see any mentioned related to that article. Huggng and "elbow touching" simply isn't inappropriate in public. I expected she was upset that there was fellatio going on at her pool, which would be a jailing offense. Showing affection for another human being may be uncomfortable for some, but deal with it: Life, it's a growing experience.
This is just another sad example of yet another "psuedo Christian" whining about reality, and how ancient, and especially the desert religions, need to be updated, regardless of their tenets. It may have been great fun in the old days for adherents to their religions to stone people for PDA (as the Taliban likes to do now, they also do that for women shopping at a mall or diving a car btw), or for homosexuality, or other behaviors and ways of life their religions find unwholesome, but that is not reality.
Any true religion created by an omnipotent being will have designed a way for that religion's people to be able to continue on with their religion in a productive manner, which is yet another indicator of the inherent failure of the originators of these religions to have designed a religion that had anything to do with a God that is real, or who even exits. It is unreal to expect to live in the modern world and hide from what is all around you.
If your religion does not give you the strength and intelligence to practice your beliefs within the experiences that you run into on a daily basis in trying to live your life and praise, worship or commune with your God, to raise your children and maintain your faith, with all that goes on around you, then I would argue... it's a pretty poor excuse for a religion.
Religion should elevate your thinking, not run it into the mud. It should teach, be instructive, useful. It should give you the mindset to be able to maintain your beliefs while living in the world. If you have to live in hiding from reality, or in a sequestered, walled in environment, that's not a religion. It's a mental prison.
Or more appropriately, insane asylum.