A conversation between my aunt and my grandmother went like this last Sunday morning upon the appearance of an article in the paper about non-religious summer camps;
G-ma (with shock); "Non-religious summer camps?!"
Aunt (derisively); "I bet they're teaching them that new-age crap"
It's so hard not to speak up in situations like this where people are blatantly and unapologetically bigoted. And that really is the problem. Many people in my family see this sort of bigotry as a positive quality, and encourage it among their children.
For instance, I have an aunt who converted to catholicism from judaism, and has jewish parents. Her 3 year old son apparently told my aunt's mother "Grandma, you're going to hell!"
My own grandmother related this story to me with an "oh, isn't that cute" attitude, something bordering on glee.