It's a terribly disgusting thing when a small minority ruins something for the whole.
We see this happening frequently in Christianity, in which people like Phelps and Robertson give the very public image that Christianity is a group of homophobic, uneducated, prosetylizing, zealots.
It's worse when this stupidity from the minority is institutionalized by the government passing Intelligent Design into classrooms, or legislating their morality.
But what really irks me, is when kids get the short end of the stick. I'm all for keeping children safe, but preventing them from playing tag is heniously overboard.
Perhaps in the next few years, we should also require children to wear kneepads while walking between classes?