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    How not to react when your child tells you he is gay.

    Daniel Pierce, a 19-year-old college student from Georgia in the United States, secretly filmed a conversation with his Christian parents where he is allegedly attacked after revealing his sexuality.

    An argument soon breaks out and Mr Pierce is violently attacked. He is called a “disgrace” and “a damn queer”.

    Warning: This video contains disturbing and violent images.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/rea...-1227042901598

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    How sad that his parents are not accepting him for who he is but rather attacking him for his sexuality.

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    Wow. The only "disgrace" is the parents reaction.

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    These parents called themselves "Christian"?????

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    The mother says she's known her son was gay since he was a small child - and a breath later, insists he's made a choice.

    Ignorance hates being contradicted.

    "I will not have people thinking I condone what you do" -- makes her priorities clear, right there.

    It's just beyond me how anyone living in a 1st world nation, in the 21st century, can still be clinging to these views. But that's what cults do -- shut down reasoning to sustain belief (no matter how damaging or unfeasible), and divide families over nonsensical non-facts.

    I hope this young man goes on to have a happy life, despite it all.
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    I hope he can break away and form a new family to love and support him. this is so tragic because everyone needs the love and caring acceptance of their family. I feel awful that he does not have that. Hopefully some awesome family will step up for him.
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    I just wanted to give him the biggest hug...
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    Sorry baby go find many mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers who can share love and acceptance the way God has intended:

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    I just returned from a lovely wedding, where the bride's father transitioned from "Bob" to "Julia" a few years ago. Not ONE member of her (I know it's confusing, but the father is now "she" and "her") family attended; they no longer speak to Julia.

    Yet the bride and groom's families turned out in force and could not have been lovelier. (My husband used to be uncle-by-marriage to the bride, but they still include us in family reunions, weddings, etc.)

    If these aren't Christian values, I don't know what. Isn't this exactly how Jesus Himself would have treated Julia, her new wife, Caroline, and the gay fathers of the bride's cousins?

    The good news--as the previous poster points out--is we aren't stuck with our biological families. We can and do create new families as we proceed through life. (ETA this last paragraph sounds like a slam against my own biological family, which would be quite unfair. My folks have always been pretty accepting and they are openly fond of my husband.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruity View Post
    Daniel Pierce, a 19-year-old college student from Georgia in the United States, secretly filmed a conversation with his Christian parents where he is allegedly attacked after revealing his sexuality.

    An argument soon breaks out and Mr Pierce is violently attacked. He is called a “disgrace” and “a damn queer”.

    Warning: This video contains disturbing and violent images.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/rea...-1227042901598
    A small clarification: the young man actually came out to his parents last October. The event on the tape is an "intervention"--supposedly initiated by his grandparents--to tell him he had to "choose" to be straight or leave home. (He was still living at home while attending college.) He taped the exchange because he feared it might become violent.

    What's particularly appalling is that his father and stepmother had nearly a year to temper their response and control their own behavior--and still they failed miserably.


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    Just shaking my head...


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    I think it shows real strength of character that this young man, who requested only 2k to help with living expenses until he got on his feet, actually, asked his friends to shut down the fundraising page and not accept any more donations, and instead ask people to donate to homeless gay youth.

    That's incredible. I think it shows he's going to have a bright future ahead of him.

    This is also stunning in that it shows how far we have come. Almost 100k raised for a young man thrown out of his house and rejected by his family. 100k in less than a week. Evidence of a total denouncement of his troubled family's abusive rejection and a complete embrace of a young man whose own mother knew he was gay since he was a little boy.

    The video makes me tear up. The reaction of the community and the support shown this young man, also makes me tear up, but for a much different reason.
    For Elizabeth, a minor child, a victim. Thank God she is home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gitana1 View Post
    I think it shows real strength of character that this young man, who requested only 2k to help with living expenses until he got on his feet, actually, asked his friends to shut down the fundraising page and not accept any more donations, and instead ask people to donate to homeless gay youth.

    That's incredible. I think it shows he's going to have a bright future ahead of him.

    This is also stunning in that it shows how far we have come. Almost 100k raised for a young man thrown out of his house and rejected by his family. 100k in less than a week. Evidence of a total denouncement of his troubled family's abusive rejection and a complete embrace of a young man whose own mother knew he was gay since he was a little boy.

    The video makes me tear up. The reaction of the community and the support shown this young man, also makes me tear up, but for a much different reason.
    Me too...my heart broke for this young man.

    Shame on his parents, they are disgraceful hateful losers.




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    "I've known you were gay since you were a little boy..... it's a choice..."

    Logic fail.

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    I hope some one has an intervention for the family, telling them to chose to not be so closed minded and ugly.

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