In case you haven't been able to tell, my family is very liberal. So I was greatly distressed when my dad told me E had called something he did "gay." Now I know there is a lot of internet discussion back and forth about whether or not using the term "gay" as slang is appropriate or not, but I don't want my daughter using it unless she is describing Christmas ornaments or same-sex couples. After all, our church has several gay members and I have several life long gay friends. I don't want her to slip up in their presence and cause a riot.
So today Hubby, E and I were in the car and I asked her if she knew what gay meant. She said no, so I told her. The conversation degraded from there:
ME: Gay means when a man loves a man or a woman loves a woman like mommy and daddy love each other.
E: Like your friend A is gay. Because she's married to a woman.
ME: Yes. Just like that.
E: But she's a witch, too. (She practices paganism)
ME: Yes, she's a gay witch.
E: But how did she learn to be a witch?
ME: Well, I think her mom and her grandma taught her.
Hubby: But I thought she was raised Catholic?
Me: Her dad is Catholic.
E: So she's a Gay Catholic Witch?
I wasn't about to get into the ramifications of all that, but if you ever wonder what your clergy talk about, it's probably not that. But then again, we're not your normal clergy family.