I think it's clear from some of the comments in this thread that we are past the point of reasoning with these people. We know their thoughts on GLBT people, and we know what they think of teaching tolerance in the schools. We just can't afford to debate with them endlessly about this, to deal over and over again with their hatred, with their irrationality, with their extremism.
We have to go to the school boards and let them know in no uncertain terms the results of this wave of deliberately provoked hatred of GLBTs, crime by crime, murder by murder, torture by torture. These are Americans and Canadians, with families and friends, and we have finally got to stick up for them and do what is in our power to do, and that is RE-EDUCATE from the bottom up, starting in the school system.
Whether the haters and the fanatics like it or not is irrelevant. Yes, Benni Has Two Mothers is going to be in the public schools,all the public schools, and the kids are going to learn to love, to respect, to honour and dignify GLBT people just as they would any other person; they will defend them from attacks and bigotry. The debate is gonna be closed. Public schools have an obligation to teach civic virtue. Tolerance is a civic virtue, hatred, bigotry and intolerance are not. End of story.