A week ago, blogger Jerry Mahoney wrote a great blog article called The 5 People You Meet as a Gay Dad. He and his partner are surrogate dads. In this article, he lumped together everyone that he runs into when he's out with his family into five predictable categories: 1. Your New BFF (Reaction: Unbridled enthusiasm); 2. Jaded Allies (Reaction: Feigned indifference); 3. Closet Homophobes (Reaction: Cordial avoidance); 4. The Head Scratchers (Reaction: Utter confusion); and 5. The Moral Crusaders (Reaction: Salvation mode). Check out the article for more detailed descriptions.
For the most part, Mahoney's categories are pretty spot-on. Of course, there are exceptions and other types of reactions and commenters definitely wanted to let Mahoney know that. I think people took this list a bit too seriously, but that's just me.
But my favorite commenters were those who complained about being lumped (by themselves, mind you) into the Moral Crusader category. Many of them wanted to be Moral Crusaders without being "one of those" Moral Crusaders. Mahoney responded in another post that he doesn't really care and would prefer that they transform themselves into Closet Homophobes. Of course, there was one particular "Moral Crusader" responder who chose not to self-classify. In two comments, she managed to diss Mahoney's partner and family and advocated against the continued existence of Mahoney's family (citing Biblical verses, of course).
Anyway, check it out. It's a fun read.