ART_DECO saidI think they deserve a friendly and nurturing environment as they're growing up, not conflict, tensions & hate directed against them. Let them return to such communities as adults to reform them if they choose, but as children they will have greater happiness and develop more normally in a supportive & loving community.
I agree; but there is also an underlying message: we are letting you get away with it. As well, it will provide evidence, after a while, that "no gays are here." A major part of the campaign is explaining that gay men and women are everywhere, every walk of life, every community, every religion. Its part of the humanizing aspect here; they are right next to you and they are just like you.
Similar things have been tried for other groups: blacks and Muslims where I grew up. One town was downright NASTY to some blacks, so they moved away, and now that town is worse. In my own hometown, our Muslim population(a not insignificant 1000+) was being denied a permit to build a mosque, and many lost jobs in the fight over it and left; the impression around town was "we won and drove those 'people' out" always with the same inflection on "people."
The fight for equality as it is right now is aimed at proving that: yes, we ARE people. Running away doesn't help anyone, least of all the children. What about the Next child who is gay in that school? Or the next? Is it truly better to shoulder that burden onto another, who may be unable to properly respond if anything happens? If you have the money to move away, why do so if you can use that money to protect your child And future children?