The media has been abuzz about a father’s letter to his gay son. The father uses words such as; “degrading” and ”unnatural” to describe his son’s lifestyle. He makes it very clear that he no longer wants any ties with his son- who claims he was an ‘excellent student’ and ‘obedient’ throughout his childhood- and tells him his friends and family will ‘understand’ if he doesn’t come to his funeral. The father’s letter is below:
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 time 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 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.