Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Gabbai and Gay Kooties

The Gabbai tarnishes an exceptional post on homosexuality and halacha, by revealing that he has bought into an exceptionaly stupid prejudice:
What about our children? How do we protect them from the influences of those who engage in homosexual intercourse? ...Do we allow our children to speak to them? Do we invite them for Shabbos meals and have our children get to know them? And how do we explain to our children why it is that we don't allow them to be alone with these individuals?
As Steg says: Sexual preference doesn't catch, dude, it doesn't work that way.

Worse, the Gabbai seems to be assuming that most gay men are pedophiles, or, at the very least, that they are unable to last five minutes in front of a child without discussing sex. Does he imagine gay men possess no discretion? Where do such bad ideas begin?