Meet the Mormon moms fighting for their gay kids

  • metta

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    May 06, 2015 5:53 AM GMT
    Meet the Mormon moms fighting for their gay kids

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    May 06, 2015 2:30 PM GMT
    I found curious how they kept referring to choices while speaking of sexuality and orientation as natural which seems to pivot on their religion saying it's okay to be gay, just not to live as being gay.

    Like it's okay to have red hair, just so long as you always keep it shaved so no one sees it: you can't comb it, you can't style it, you can't live as if you have red hair. Everyone else gets to grow their color of hair but for red headed people. They don't get to enjoy their hair because their bible says that it's okay to be born with red hair as long as you don't live as a red headed person.

    This is why all red headed babies are either shaved or shunned and no one questions it. It's the law or something.

    The mothers are saying that they stand by their kids. Which is nice. That's what moms are supposed to do. But they're conflicted.

    They know being gay is natural. They know their kid deserves to be happy, that denying their sexuality--including the living of their sexuality--would be a disservice to their God because that would make their kid unhappy, but to their religion, that makes their God unhappy. It seems this God is a very complicated character, can't be pleased.

    Damned if you do and damned if you don't so the mothers do what their religion won't. They do for their kids, risking the wrath of their God, while expecting their brethren to embrace them.