Religious parents reacting to their son telling them he's gay

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  1. zin, Aug 27, 2014
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    Note: if the video does not work embed, just click here.
    Some quotes from the video:

    "You go by all the scientific stuff you want to, I'm going by the word of god."
    "You're a disgrace."
    "...word of god."

    I thought that most religions teach tolerance and peace, and yet these people are valuing their petty little book over their own child. I am also curious to read what the people who think being gay is a choice (and there are some here!) seem to think about this. Why on earth would this guy choose to be treated like this?

    Very shameful world we live in.
     
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    Unfortunately, society progresses at a torturously slow rate.

    Make progress where you can and be happy with the small steps taken.

    [I understand if revolutionaries hate that advice.]
     
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    Such a shame. Ignorance on display. People drive their own children to suicide by disowning and shaming them.
     
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    There's something about a southern accent and bigotry that just fits so well.

    No offense to southerners. :p
     
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    These might all be straw men, but I'm sure some find peace by telling themselves that they are "being tested by 'The Lord'™".
     
  7. steve knight, Aug 27, 2014
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    a lot of the homeless kids were kicked out of their homes because they were gay.
    Sometimes it seems conservative christians are obsessed with sex and all their decisions are based on sex and not the bible or much of anything else worth while. I mean being gay is not a big deal compared to throwing your children out on the street and disowning them. that is every much against the bible.
     
  8. APlotdevice, Aug 27, 2014
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    In regards to embedding the video, here is the proper code:

    PHP:
    [media=youtube]1df_i26wh-w[/media]
    Anyway, I find his mother's "logic" just astounding: "I have known that you were gay since you were a tiny little boy", followed by "And you have made a choice".
     
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    Religious parents reacting to their son telling them he's gay

    I think what the x-mother was saying she knew he was gay but she expected him I deny it and live what she thinks is a normal life. In other words a x-gay. One of the many ways some people think gays sould be. Or the new one were the person admits they are gay and to please god be celibate
     
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    Let him win a $500,000,000 lottery jackpot, and we'll see how much the family cares about him being gay.
     
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    Ironically if god does exist these parents will go to hell for missing Jesus' key messages about love and tolerance.
     
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    No as long as they follow their faith they are fine (sarcastic smile)
     
  13. APlotdevice, Aug 27, 2014
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    Well, that also assumes that Jesus is the son of said God AND there is a hell. Now if Judaism is correct rather than Christianity, then only the God part is true, while the latter two are false. (and also most of the rules in the Bible would not apply to them or their son unless they converted to Judaism)

    Please excuse my pedanticism.
     
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    Americans and their obsession with gayness, butt sex and teen pregnancies.
     
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    It's stuff like this that makes me so happy my mom was completely accepting of me coming out.
     
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    Poor kid! These parents need a wakeup call.

    GOD ISN'T REAL.
     
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    Shhh... don't tell that guy who played a Jesus analog... twice.

    (yes, I am aware that the Herculean myth itself predates Christ)
     
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    I'm sorry, but isn't same sex marriage not even recognized by your country's (German) government yet? :rolleyes:

    People who live in glass houses....
     
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    Only same sex partnerships which is essentially the same thing.
    How is that related to my post?
     
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    So basically second class "separate but equal" marriages? You imply Americans have an "obsession" with gayness when your own country isn't exactly the epitome of gay rights. If a teen came out to his very religious parents in Germany, do you think their reaction would be one of tolerance? Bigotry is by no means an American thing. That's how it relates to your post.
     
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    Sadly I feel this happens more than we know...
     
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    These parents haven't been listening in church, or maybe they have and they need a different church. One that actually follows christ's teachings.

    They should be lovig their son, and accepting him for who he is no matter what. If their pastor is teaching anything but that, that's a pretty good sign that their pastor isn't teaching Christianity.

    I wish I could be there for that kid to tell him he's awesome and not to let others judgements get to him.
     
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    Even if he is going to burn in hell for eternity? Or don't they say that any more? ;)

    A real milestone will be reached when church's and their members realize that preaching the sin aspect of gayness is a waste of effort. Everyone, not just parents should be accepting this variation in sexuality and moving forward. It's not a choice, nor an illness that be corrected by therapy or medicine.

    ...Not meant as a sermon to you. :)
     
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    The sin aspect, well that's between the person and god. Or the person, their religious leader, and god if the person wants it that way.

    The rest of us should mind our own business and work on perfecting ourselves to the best of our abilities.
     

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