I'm a fan of Ed Brayton's Dispatches From the Culture Wars blog. He recently had a post about some "moral scolds" going into full pearl-clutching mode over a high school's gender bending day. For those of you who haven't experienced something like this, schools frequently sponsor silly activities. My sons' elementary school had "Pyjama Day" and "Crazy Hair Day." The purpose is to foster a sense of community (shared silliness) as well as relieving what otherwise might be 9 months of unaltered drudgery.
Ed asked the question: “Seriously, where do these people come from? What kind of world do they live in? Do they really think that this one innocuous (and entirely voluntary) event is going to turn their kids gay? Imagine how frightening the world must be to such people every day of their lives.”
My response was this: