UndercoverMan saidSad the teen escalated the situation. What did he hope to accomplish by embarrassing his father? I remember when my youngest brother came out and my parents reaction wasn't all that exemplary; however, within two or three months time estrangement from my brother they came to realize he was the same son they had always loved and didn't want him out of their lives. Their relationship picked back up from where they left off and they had even welcomed his partner into their home and made him one of the family. They are closer than ever. I doubt this would have been the outcome had my brother decided to humiliate them further by publishing words said in hurt or anger.
In my opinion, teen acted childishly and imprudently.
newsflash. he's still a kid. you're acting like he's a grown ass man.
I realize he's still a kid. I'm entitle to comment on how childish his behavior was. Which it was. I imagine he's a prissy little drama queen who's enjoying his fifteen minutes of fame at the cost of distancing his parents even further.
I can't applaud his behavior.
Even a fifteen year old knows "Do unto others..."
Also: Can you post a single comment without using a single vulgarity or are you so steeped in filth it's not even second nature but your actual nature?
Hmmm...you sure are quick imagine the kid as awful. Have you tried imagining what kind of stresses the kid may be under as well?
Yes, because I was there once myself and never dreamed of embarrassing the man who raised me, fed me, put a roof over my head, educated me, clothed me, protected me, etc. Was my dad perfect? No. Did I think he was the biggest a-hole at times? Yes. Would I have intentionally embarrassed him? NEVER!
You're a religious man, you know one of the Ten Commandments is "Honor your mother and father." There is no proviso in the commandment excusing you from not doing so if they fall short of your expectations. There's nothing in the commandment that makes it contingent on their shortcomings.
In my opinion he is an awful ingrate. If he matures, he will come to be ashamed of what he's done.
Edit: No, he's not an awful ingrate. He's just a self-centered, immature kid. At least he has that excuse. The father does not. However, I still maintain that going public with private messages was not helpful at all. And the blame for that rests solely in the kid's court.