Had an interesting convo with one of my coworkers today – she’s a married mother of two, very typica American. Works hard promoting her sons’ cub scout pack, that kind of thing.
She has no homosexual friends.
She also says she’d be uncomfortable having a gay or lesbian in a leadership role around children because they’d be promoting an “alternate lifestyle” or something.
I can’t help suspecting that these two tidbits about her are connected. It’s harder to be biased against someone who’s difference from you is the same as that of someone you’re friends with.