As the Mariners played the Boston Red Sox on May 26, Sirbrina Guerrero and her date were approached in the third inning by an usher who told them their kissing was inappropriate, Guerrero said.
The usher, Guerrero said, told them he had received a complaint from a woman nearby who said that there were kids in the crowd of nearly 36,000 and that parents would have to explain why two women were kissing.
What is to explain? They love each other; they kiss; it's pretty straightforward. If the kids ask questions about what they are seeing it's a teachable moment.
This story calls to mind a poignant moment some years ago at church when a mother of two teenage children, who thought of herself as very progressive, approached me after church and asked me to talk to one of our lesbian couples and ask them if they would stop putting their arms around each other in church. As in one of them reaching around the back of the chair and resting her arm on the chair back behind her partner. It was making their children uncomfortable, she said. I must confess that I responded with a less than tactful question about who was really being made uncomfortable. A couple of weeks later her spouse called and told me they were not coming back.