A teenager from the United States took a long time to think about it and gather his courage. And then, the brave boy told his mother that he is gay. But he never thought his own mother would react the way she did and throw him out on the street. Chad, the boy in question, then sought solace with a family member who he could really count on: Grandpa. But Grandpa wasn’t content just taking care of the boy. He also wrote a letter to his daughter that millions have read online. It’s the perfect response, I think. Read it below!
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 disowning 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.
Here’s a copy of the original letter, which has been posted on several sites in recent years. I don’t know if the story is completely true, but I still think it carries an important message that’s worth spreading.
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