Last week, the Archdiocese of Boston published a piece in its newspaper by college professor Michael Pakaluk which suggested that, among other reasons, gays shouldn’t be able to send their kids to Catholic schools because the writer was worried that children of gay couples would bring pornography to school, because gays have such a “pornographic” lifestyle or something:
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.
It was stupid thing to say, but his entire column was ridiculous, fearful, and not befitting a grown-up column in a newspaper without pop-up pictures or things to color. He’s retracting that part, but he really needs to retract the whole thing, because he’s also really scared of some gay couple who give pizza parties for his son’s class. (Horrors!)
My point in posting this is more entertaining, though, because one of my favorite websites is Lamebook, where people send in things that happen on Facebook that are disastrous, hilarious, stupid, etc., to record for perpetuity the best and worst things that go on on that website. They anonymize all the names, of course. Anyway, somebody named “Colin” posted an article about this on his wall, and his friend “Resa” won the entire interhoopty with her comment on the subject:
That being said, I’ll also add my name of the chorus of “my straight friends in middle school were the ones bringing porn to school, you numbskulls.”