I was talking to my mother this afternoon, who is divorced from my dad. They have been divorced since I was 18. She said that my dad and my younger brother (close to my age, but younger) had a discussion about same-sex marriage. My dad, of course, doesn’t support it. They had a heated discussion about it and then had a heated discussion about abortion. My brother said he would not want his wife to have one, but he wouldn’t tell someone else what to do. I can’t ask my brother about it, because my mom said he didn’t want me to know.
I haven’t spoken to my dad since the Supreme Courts decision, and I have decided that I am not going to be the one to reach out to him first. I am going to just sit back and wait. When he divorced my mom, for another woman, I didn’t speak to him for six months. I then slowly got to know his new wife and we reconciled. I forgave him and accepted him and his new wife. I have never said a bad word about her. The have two children who are now adults. I accepted these siblings as did my mom. My mom let them come over, and they even thought she was their sister! After all of this, he can’t just accept me for who I am and support me. He accepts ME, but not my lifestyle. Let all of the other homosexuals burn in hell I guess…and maybe he thinks that is where I’ll end up. I just can’t stomach it. I have told him on the phone he is a racist and a bigot. I do my best NOT to get into any confrontations with anyone, it is not who I am, but I will take a stand on this. I will not live a lie or act like it is OK for him to be this way. He preaches from his high horse about God and the Bible, yet he lives with hatred. I don’t get it and never will. This may be the final straw!