Trigger Warning: Homophobia
Remember that letter from a loving Christian father to his children where he says he will continue proudly loving his kids if they are gay?
Here is a story that is the polar opposite of that.
I’m in full on raging Hulk Smash mode after reading the story of Kelly, a mixed race lesbian whose body has been devastated by Lupus. When she came out of the closet, thinking she’d be accepted by her parents because she’s mixed race, her father said nothing and her mother kicked her out of the house. Yeah, once again, a so-called “Christian” displays that love and compassion that’s supposedly associated with Christianity. Fucking vile behavior that is. To bring such pain to another human being…you own damn child for fuck’s sake…all because you can’t deal with the fact they didn’t turn out the way you want? All because their sexuality doesn’t match what is seen as normative? It doesn’t hurt a fucking fly. It doesn’t affect anyone but her. But no, such hatred is so intense, so unrelenting, so uncompassionate, it transforms formerly loving parents into vile, hateful, homophobes.
It gets worse. Kelly’s aunt was under the impression she was receiving money from her church, as a fundraiser had been created ostensibly in Kelly’s name. Kelly pays half her income out to past medical debt. She’s been seeing none of this fundraising money. To show her aunt this truth, Kelly taped a conversation she had with her mother. Warning: this will turn your stomach-
“You know Kelly, I tell you what. If you die before me…you know what, when you get dead, we’re going to go through your house and we are going to strip it, and that girl won’t have a pot to piss in…you little hefer, you have put my life through hell. Gay shit. I hate gay shit. I am not going to live my life telling you that I believe in two women being married. It is not in the Bible, it is a damned SIN! And I am ashamed you live with a damn woman… You go straight to Hell! Go to Hell, Bitch!”
I have no words. This is just…it makes me cry. I’m sorry Kelly. I’m so sorry for you. You don’t deserve this. You are a good person. The problem is with your hateful mother, who ought to read the letter from a Christian father above.
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