Ask Amy: Parent pressures gay son to change

  • metta

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    Nov 19, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    Ask Amy: Parent pressures gay son to change
  • tazzari

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    Nov 19, 2013 7:37 PM GMT
    An excellent answer! But Amy neglected this part: "We are part of a church group and I fear that if people in that group find out they will make fun of me for having a gay child." Apparently it's not about her son - it's about HER. He needs to change so SHE can feel better about her inadequate, stupid self. Disgusting and deeply, deeply stupid and selfish.
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    Nov 21, 2013 3:54 PM GMT

    from the column:

    "Please help him make the right choice in life by not being gay. He won’t listen to me, so maybe he will listen to you.

    - Feeling Betrayed

    Dear Betrayed:

    You could teach your son an important lesson by changing your sexuality to show him how easy it is.

    Try it for the next year or so: Stop being a heterosexual to demonstrate to your son that a person’s sexuality is a matter of choice – to be dictated by one’s parents, the parents’ church and social pressure.

    I assume that my suggestion will evoke a reaction that your sexuality is at the core of who you are. The same is true for your son. He has a right to be accepted by his parents for being exactly who he is."