A son who came out to his dad recently shared this emotional story and his dad’s response. This is what hate sounds like.
“5 years ago, I finally built up my courage and came out as gay to my father in a phone call. The moment I said it, the phone was dead silent. After a few “okays”, he got off the phone. I decided to give him time to process the news. About a week later, and not long before my birthday, I received the following letter:
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“James: This is a difficult but necessary letter to write.
I hope your telephone call was not to receive my blessing for the degrading of your lifestyle. I have fond memories of our times together, but that is all in the past.
Don’t expect any further conversations with me. No communications at all. I will not come to visit, nor do I want you in my house.
You’ve made your choice though wrong it may be. God did not intend for this unnatural lifestyle.
If you choose not to attend my funeral, my friends and family will understand.
Have a good birthday and a good life.
No present exchanges will be accepted.
5 years on and I am still doing fine, though this letter saunters into my mind every once in a while. When it does, I say without hesitation: F*ck you, Dad.”
This is what bad parenting is like, when you can’t love your child unconditionally. While this is definitely a very touchy topic for most families, we hope there will be lots of understanding and love in dealing with difficult issues.
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