I just wish it was that simple.
Life isn't simple, deal with it.
These kids aren't doing anything wrong besides being homosexual...
You're so close and yet so far away. Those kids aren't doing anything wrong, it's just your religious bias keeps you from admitting what so obviously already know to be true. Your religion my be opposed to homosexuality, but it does not give you the right to impose it on anyone else be they gay or straight
they aren't inappropriate or crass
How can that be possible? Everybody knows that all gays are evil fornicating pedophile baby eating god hating wicked wicked sinners.
and know not to show unusual affection toward the members of their own gender.
Of course, it couldn't possibly be that they aren't attracted to those others, since all gays only go after straight people.
The problem is just that they're happy, as bad as that sounds
God forbid a gay person be happy. Don't those two know that all gays are supposed to be wracked with guilt over their wicked lifestyle?
and by everyone in our group seeing that their sin hasn't caused them any pain or guilt
Good. Maybe they won't end up as self righteous xenophobic idiots.
No, you don't know.
We try to illustrate to them and everyone else how God sees them (almost every week now)
Because constantly telling people how evil they are and how they deserve to be tortured for all eternity is a surefire way to sway them to your view.
but it doesn't stop them from being as popular as they are.
In other words you are whining because other people won't hate who you want them to.
They're exuberant and extremely content in their lifestyle, and I'm really worried that it's going to rub off on the other children.
Homosexuality is neither a contagious disease, nor a learned behavior. It doesn't "rub off".