Originally Posted by BrianB
The older parishioners might feel threatened by gay public displays of affection, ie. holding hands, kissing.
That's just how most of our parishioners say hello. No one is excluded or safe from it. If you don't want a hug and kiss you need to speak up. I haven't ever seen anyone ask for permission.
It actually used to bother me. I thought about it for a little minute and got over it. If you can't show love at church where can you show it?