"Comparing someone who is gay to a killer, much less a mass killer, even if loosely, puts you way, way out there on the continuum."
No, it does the exact opposite. I think most would agree that having a killer for a child is something more extreme than having a child who adopts a gay lifestyle. I said that I don't think that I could ever even feel shame over a child who went so far as to kill someone. If I felt that way about a murdering child, how would that put me in respect to a "lesser offense," such as having a gay child?
In what way does that put me out there in the continuum?
Unless you're saying that you'd feel ashamed to have a child who killed someone, then I'm not sure where you're coming from on this one.
OK. But the one to me is like going 50 mph in a 45 mph zone, vis a vis getting your kicks torturing and then killing pre school children. In fact, I don't think parents of gay children have anything to be ashamed of at all, zero, zip, nada, and I suspect most would agree with me on that.