This is a constant fallacy of the right. And it makes sense - those in the majority tend to believe that things will just work out because that's how it is in their experience. It's like when @super71 asked why people in Honduras just don't go to the police. It's unfathomable to those who are privileged that people might not actually have the same choices that they do. Of course, they don't view this as privilege, it is simply the way things are, and the way things are is good. The mantra is always freedom and liberty, particularly freedom of religion, but you also quickly find that, especially with the Christian right is that this is not intended to apply to everyone. In fact, it is quite clear through their words and actions that they mean freedom to believe as they do, and behave as they believe to be moral, and liberty for those who share their values. For everyone else? All bets are off. If you don't like it, you should just go away. Because freedom is for them, not for you. This is why they tell you that certain thoughts are "un-American," that you should just relocate, that you are destroying the family, that you are causing harm to society. These are all just codephrases for: "Your thoughts/behaviors are incompatible with my worldview and I don't like it." This is also why while the Christian right has a problem with "indoctrination" with schools - the truth is that they don't have a problem with are indoctrination (even in schools) at all... as long as it is THEIR values. It's only a problem if what is being taught leads them away from their own indoctrination. They want to "protect" their children, not from harm, but from exposure to alternate point of views that challenge their personal and religious worldviews. It's why they refuse to engage with the facts of this matter, and continually claim that it is "wrong" or "weird." They even invoke "nature" and "genetics" even though they fundamentally fail to understand that those things don't actually back up their argument at all. The moral panic invoked by the Christian right often mentions children, but as far as I can tell, it's really about themselves more than anything. ~ Now, of course, there are some on the right who aren't Christian/Religious, but it's a generalization that fits most of them. And the above still largely applies even if you removed the religious component anyway.