A father, who learned that his daughter disowned his grandson because he was gay recently responded in the most amazing way.
While the art of writing handwritten letters has gone with the wind, there are still some who prefer putting pen to paper rather than sending a text or email.
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One such fellow is a father who recently discovered that his own daughter had disowned her own son when she found out he was gay. In support of his flamboyant grandson, the father penned an eloquent letter where he expressed his disappointment about his daughter’s shallow minded decision.
Grab your snacks… you’ve GOT to read this!
Full letter below…
I’m disappointed in you as a daughter. You’re correct that we have a “shame in the family”, but mistaken about what it is.
Kicking Chad out of your home simply because he told you he was gay is the real “abomination” here. A parent disowning her child is what goes “against nature.”
The only intelligent thing I heard you saying in all this was that “you didn’t raise your son to be gay.” Of course you didn’t. He was born this way and didn’t choose it any 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 our children, I think I’ll take this moment to say goodbye to you.
I now have a fabulous (as the gays put it) grandson to raise, and I don’t have time for heart-less B-word of a daughter. If you find your heart, give us a call.
The letter was posted earlier this week on FCKH8’s Facebook page, a pro-gay youth organization, and has received more than 5,000 shares, 11,000 likes, and 600 comments.
FCKH8 spokesperson Luke Montgomery confirmed to Yahoo that they spoke to the grandfather and grandson to confirm that the letter is real.
We get letters and emails from fans of our equality T-shirts all over the world who want us to share it on Facebook and spread the word for the cause.
The teen who sent this in has one of our ‘Some Dudes Marry Dudes’ T-shirts and we are going to be sending his grandpa a free ‘Straight Against Hate’ tee for being such an awesome example and inspiring so many even though it was by accident.