Grandfather stands up for his gay grandson.

I came across a story today that left me a little perplexed on how to feel.  The story starts with a familiar tragedy: a son tells his mother he’s gay and the mother boots him out of the house.  The twist comes when the boy’s grandfather penned a letter to the mother disowning her for her cruelty.  Here’s that letter:

"He was born this way and didn't choose it 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 children, I think I'll take this moment to say goodbye to you. I now have a fabulous (as the gay put it) grandson to raise..."

Anti-gay prejudice, as confirmed by polling, is much stronger in older people.  So I’m happy to see this exception to trend.

But I’m sad to see hate, as infused by a supposed religion of love, tearing families apart.  This is what faith has given us.  So I celebrate the grandfather not being consumed by the same love-destroying influences as his daughter.  Even so, I still lament the whole situation.  This is what I will think about every time a Christian implies or asserts that Christianity has the monopoly on family values.  Absolutely wrong.  This is what Christianity can do to families and somehow still manage to call it “love”.

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