A Catholic woman from Massachusetts says she is so disgusted by gay people that she fears leaving her house.

Stacy Trasancos, a stay-at-home mother of seven children, detailed her extreme homophobia on her blog, acceptingabundance.com.

She wrote on August 26th that after seeing two men “effeminately rubbing elbows” at a local swimming pool, she is becoming too fearful to go out.

In another instance, Ms Trasancos described a trip to a local park, in which she saw two women rubbing each other’s backs in a way that was “clearly not just friendly affection”.

The mother raged: “I find myself unable to even leave the house anymore without worrying about what in tarnation we are going to encounter.

“We are responsible citizens. We live by the rules, we pay our taxes, we take care of our things. I’m supposed to be able to influence what goes on in my community, and as a voter I do exercise that right.

“But I’m outnumbered. I can’t even go to normal places without having to sit silently and tolerate immorality.

“We all know what would happen if I asked two men or two women to stop displaying, right in front of me and my children, that they live in sodomy.”

Ms Trasancos, a former research chemist, says her family has been threatened with kidnap, rape and murder since she wrote the comments.