A dad disowned his daughter by sending her a handwritten letter condemning her action in rejecting her son, his grandson.
He was upset and angry that she had thrown her son, Chad, out of the family home, when he “came out of the closet” and told her that he was gay.
FCKH8, a pro-gay organization posted the father’s letter to his daughter on their Facebook page and it soon went viral, receiving 5,000 shares and over 11,000 likes.
This is the full wording of the letter:
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 gays put it) grandson to raise, and I don’t have time for heart-less B-word of a daughter. If you find your heart, give us a call.
Fortunately, not all parents react in the same way to the news that their child is Homosexual, Lesbian, or Transgender. Last month a mother-to-son letter was posted on Facebook. When Michelle Conway McClain found out that her son Zach had admitted he was gay on his Facebook page, she posted him the following note:
I was surprised by your Facebook post where you came out. I want you to know that I love you unconditionally. I love you with my actions, not just my words. I’m so proud of you. You are the bravest person I know. I’ll fight for you always. Your sexual orientation does not define you. You are still the boy who forever won my heart. The only thing that concerns me is the number of empty soda cups and tea bottles in your room. Throw them away before ants come inside. I love you always.