Rod Dreher initiates a train wreck with this post that is a little bit about a ghastly home invasion and murder in a small Texas town and more about a comment made by one of the victims. This is from the Dallas Morning News:
Erin came along the next year, followed three years later by Matthew, who they called Bubba, and Tyler, who was born in 1999.
Penny home-schooled the children soon after the family moved from Celeste, population 800, to Emory, population 1,200, about three years ago.
The transition to a larger school district was bumpy.
"I guess you'd call it culture shock," Caffey said. "Emory has a lot of bisexual kids; it's like it was almost cool to be bisexual. One of the first things that happened was some girl wanted to be Erin's little girlfriend. And I was like, 'That ain't happenin'.' " [Emphasis mine -- RD]
Let's see - a very conservative Christian moves to a small town and concludes that there are a lot of bisexual kids. Rod Dreher goes on:
Beats me. But how credible a witness is Mr. Caffey? My guess is that his source was his own daughter, who apparently initiated the home invasion and may have had her own reasons for talking up a bisexual culture (she subsequently had a string of problem boyfriends, but thank heaven they weren't girls!). Oh, well - I blame movies, television, the intertubes, and MTV (if they still show music videos...). Kids these days!
GOOD QUESTION: How did I get sucked into this? I blame Memeorandum.