I am not surprised. The family is being destroyed and I predicted this step in an earlier post. Now people are shocked but give it another 5, 10, 50 years and people will be called "intolerant" or "bigots" because they don't believe these people should act on their "natural" urges toward children.
Step 1: Artificial birth control and the rise of pornography: the degradation of the human person. People are no longer viewed as children of God and the dignity that is appropriate of a child of God; they are reduced to objects of pleasure.
Step 2: Breaking down families. Abortions are encouraged, especially if a teenager gets pregnant so she doesn't have to be "punished" and carry the child to term to raise herself or give for adoption. The rise of birth control and over-sexualization of television leads people to fornicate with no intention of marriage, and do cohabit, which has a high failure rate and divorce rate. 50% of babies born in 2007 were born to unwed mothers. Many of these children will never know their fathers and are already born into broken homes. Giving children for adoption is discouraged, so there is a high number of married couples waiting to give the children a home, but the waiting list is ~7 years because of abortion and women choosing to bring children into broken homes. Also, the divorce rate is very high and it used to be that divorce was rare. Divorce is also easy to get ("no fault") and before you had to jump through hoops and make sure it was the best decision to live separately.
Step 3: Gay "rights." Instead of getting the people the help they need, homosexual acts are seen as "natural." 75% of gay men had problems with their fathers growing up. They need male friendship, but homosexuality is not the answer. In fact, many men have left homosexuality after being friends with a Christian man who did not judge them and led them to Christ. Homosexuals have shorter life expectancies than smokers and many of them get certain kinds of anal cancer that don't respond well to treatment, so this isn't just about religion.
Step 4: Sexualization of children. We already see this with many adolescent kids, but nowadays we have videos of pre-pubescent children doing very risque dances on YouTube. Parents either do not watch/teach their children, or they think it's cute, I guess. Now, in Massachussets, one of the first states to legalize gay marriage, they are now talking about distributing condoms in a K-5 elementary school (approx. ages 5-11). And the complaint isn't that they are available, it's that they're not easy enough to get because the kids have to ask for them and they're not just out on a table or something!
Step 5: Everyone has the right to have relations with whomever or whatever they choose. Marriage has lost all meaning. It used to be a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman and the family they would raise together. Instead, it can be whomever and however long or short a person wants. First the gays, but then there aren't really two sexual preferences are there? Incest will be accepted (there are already cases of father-daughter who've had a baby together). Children and animals will also be okay.
This really is a slippery slope we are standing on. I think a big problem is that the Church is seen to be an organization that hides and condones pedophilia, but the said priests were already waiting to go to trial, and the total convicted priests is 0.4% or 0.7%. The vast majority of priests are not like that. We need to change the policies so nobody is left alone with another person's child, just like the Boy Scouts did when they had similar problems. Cleanse the Church so people will be led toward the faith, not away from it. Right now, almost everyone knows that these things are wrong. But later after more time passes, people might think nothing of it.