Moving story about a boy from Knox

Moving story about a boy from Knox

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Ligonier, PA

#1 May 8, 2012
Julie B

Cedar Rapids, IA

#2 May 8, 2012
I'm listening! Thank you for sharing this. The only way to combat bigotry, hatred, and those who claim to be Christian, but then judge and condemn others, is through education and exposure to the realities of their abhorrent attitudes. One day, soon, the voices of those who are intolerant and believe in inequality will be drowned out by all of us who are speaking up for equality for all!
Fire from the faucets

Ligonier, PA

#3 May 8, 2012
Let your voice be heard! Let your light shine and use the wonderful memories that you do have to keep you going. Unfortunately, we still live in a world with some of the people living each day with blinders and such tightly closed hearts and minds. The only way to break through bigotry and intolerance is to do exactly what Shane has done - lift up his voice and share his pain. The light will overcome the dark -- those who are able to feel,love and accept will outshine the those who cannot.

Hopkinsville, KY

#4 Jan 22, 2013
I dont believe in gay but what others do is not my business, this was a very sad and touching video. My next visit to Knox, I will visit his grave and place flowers.

Clinton, IA

#5 Mar 5, 2013
I'm so sorry u had to endure that. There are far too many people with closed minds and closed hearts. I hope you heal.
Shane Lowrey

Port Clinton, OH

#6 Apr 18, 2013
Norman and Martha Bridegroom are in need of some serious help.

They deny who their son is and his family. Sad.
wanna no
#7 May 18, 2013
Soo sad!!
The Truth

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Oct 27, 2013
I just watched the documentary. I am certain there is a special HELL for people like Norman and Martha Bridegroom. So sad they are such ignorrant / hypocritical / trash.
Fellow Hoosier

Portland, OR

#9 Nov 14, 2013
I'm disgusted with Indiana and the hatred in its communities. The Bridegrooms are trash. Knox isn't much better.
Fellow Hoosier

Portland, OR

#10 Nov 14, 2013
by the way, the video was made into a documentary called Bridegroom. It debuted on the OWN network, is available on Netflis, and is winning awards at film festivals.

Knox is getting a really, really bad reputation. A reputation that is well deserved.
Gay and not a Pedophile

Whitesburg, TN

#11 Nov 22, 2013
I cannot believe that Norman and Martha not only have denied their only son with the funeral wishes that we are all sure he would have wanted but have yet to speak out about their decisions and offer any possible explanation as to why the chose to do what they did. Obviously it was pure hatred but why can't they speak out? I'm sure the true issue is that they now are ashamed of themselves for the decisions they made during a horrible time…… God be with them…thats all I can say! They have desecrated their own son by not honoring the wishes that they, ESPECIALLY MARTHA, knew that Tom would have wanted at his funeral…….. The acknowledgement of his true love, Shane. Not only was he not mentioned, he was blatantly ignored and even threatened should he attend the funeral!!!!!! I hold Martha most responsible for this, for not standing up to her family… She spent a lot of time with Tom and Shane together in California, slept in their home, on their couch, while Tom and Shane slept together in their bed……!!! She is just WRONG!!!

Warsaw, IN

#12 Nov 24, 2013
Gay life is against God as is hatred. You are all no better, Its Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Butt sex is taboo.
Robert Barnett

Miami, FL

#13 Jan 3, 2014
Fellow Hoosier wrote:
by the way, the video was made into a documentary called Bridegroom. It debuted on the OWN network, is available on Netflis, and is winning awards at film festivals.
Knox is getting a really, really bad reputation. A reputation that is well deserved.
This family has brought shame to this community.Knox should reject the Bridegrooms.
Patrick Cassidy atlanta

Miami, FL

#14 Jan 5, 2014
Having just watched the documentary "Bridegroom" I do not see how Martha and Norman Bridegroom can show their face in public. Such a hateful family. Tom would have been so disappointed. Knox needs to demonstrate courage and tell this couple what they are: hateful, sinful, and ignored.

Morehead, KY

#16 Mar 1, 2014
Have the Bridegrooms spoken out or responded to the film?
like it matters

Houston, TX

#19 May 1, 2014
The return to Sodom and Gamorrah.
Can anyone point out Pompeii on the map?
Gee, i wonder why not.

United States

#20 Nov 27, 2014
I wonder if Martha lost her job at Culver? It gives the town and school a bad name. I have a will to protect me from my family who is similar to them. I would never want to be buried next to my parents. It's up to the living to do right by the dead.

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