He was very nice but we had no clue he was gay. He used to read to the children at night and we left him alone with them a lot. I never thought anything of it.
Am I reading you right here? Are you saying that you can not leave children alone with gay people . . . just because they are gay? Are you assuming that, if they are gay, they will tend to "pervert" the children under their care? What difference does it make if you leave children alone with heterosexual or homosexual people?
Homophobia is, in my opinion, just the fear that the homosexual lifestyle will pervert you and/or your children. However, I find it to be more of antipathy than fear (contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste.)
I understand you are probably not implying any of the above. However, I want to make my position clear on this.
I am sure people find this all "interesting", however, remember that we are discussing very
private stuff on a very
public forum. I don't care how interesting it is, I still don't think it is any of our business.
We might wish to shift the discussion towards the TFIs stance on homosexuality in general (their history, their homophobia, their Biblical backup, etc). Let's just leave the individuals out of it.