Of Note: 2013's Most Powerful Letters About Love & Acceptance
By Stacy Lambe
A Lesson in Acceptance from One Generation to Another
The father's note to his son expressing support for his son coming out is a rare viral story that warms the heart. Everyone hopes that their coming out story is met with similar love and acceptance. However, when one son came out to his mother, he was met with a parent who wanted nothing to do with him. The sour moment was turned sweet when his grandfather stepped in, proving that age does not deflate understanding, love or inclusion. He stood up for his grandson like every parent should.
I'm disappointed in you as a daughter. You're correct that we have a "shame in the family", but mistaken about what it is.
Kicking Chad out of your home simply because he told you he was gay is the real "abomination" here. A parent disowing her child is what goes "against nature".
The only intelligent thing I heard you saying in all this was that "you didn't raise your son to be gay". Of course you didn't. He was born this way and didn't choose it any more than he being left-handed. You however, have made a choice of being hurtful, narrow-minded and backward. So, while we are in the business of [disowning] our children, I think I'll take this moment to say goodbye to you. I now have a fabulous (as the gay put it) grandson to raise, and I don't have time for heartless B-word of a daughter.
[If] you find your heart, give us a call.