Grab your tissues…here comes a tear jerker.
Above is a letter a father wrote to his son after coming out as a gay man.
The young man writes:
In August of 2007, I finally built up the courage to tell my father I was gay. The moment I said it, the phone got quiet and he got off the phone after a few “Okay”s. 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:
“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 good life. No present exchanges will be accepted. Goodbye, Dad.”
What’s most sad about this letter is the father’s tone. It’s as if he was speaking to a complete stranger, and not the son he raised for all of these years. Just sad.
My personal wish is that people will stop using religion and God as a crutch to hate your fellow “man”. Isn’t God = LOVE?
PS – There is NOTHING (and I mean NOTHING) my child could do for me to stop loving them. NOTHING.