Dad's letter of love to his Son

Dad's letter of love to his Son

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Bill

Rolla, MO

#1 Mar 15, 2013
A letter written from a dad to his gay son Nate is going viral on the Internet because of its simple, hopeful message of love.

“I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about your plans to come out to me,” it reads.“The only thing I need you to plan is to bring home OJ and bread after class. We are out, like you now. I’ve known you were gay since you were six, I’ve loved you since you were born.”

He signs it “Dad” and finishes with a post script:“Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”

The letter was posted on the Facebook page of FCKH8.com , an organization aimed at empowering youth through its snarky, gay-positive T-shirts, videos and activist campaigns. Fans often send in photos of inspiring items, from cakes topped with “I’m gay!” to jack o’lanterns carved with “FCKH8.”

“We get a lot of crazy stuff, so I almost didn’t look at it,” FCKH8.com founder Luke Montgomery told Yahoo! Shine about the letter, which was emailed to them by Nate, a Michigan high-school student. But when he did read it, he said,“I cried.”

He said Nate’s did not want to share any information besides the letter itself. But the four sentences alone have been enough to inspire a bit of an online frenzy.

“It’s actually sad so many people are excited about it,” Mongtomery said.“And what I think that says is, one, it’s rare, and that’s really bad. And two, people are really craving this kind of reaction.” The website founder, a 39-year-old gay man who has a strained relationship with his Christian fundamentalist parents—especially since he drove around the country in a “Legalize Love” campaign in support of Obama last fall—was personally touched by the note’s simple, powerful message.

“It’s what I want,” he explained.“It’s what everyone wants.”

The national organization Parents and Families of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG) also saw the letter and loved it.

“This letter is what PFLAG is all about—what child doesn’t want to receive unconditional love from his or her parents?” a spokesperson told Yahoo! Shine.“For some, like this dad, it comes quickly. For others, it may take time. But regardless of how or when they get there, parents need to have their kids’ backs, no matter what. So applause for Nate’s dad. And Nate? You better remember the OJ and bread!”
touched

Jefferson City, MO

#3 Mar 16, 2013
Don't forget to clean the mud off your turtle
roop

Kansas City, MO

#4 Mar 16, 2013
Bet his dad diddled him and thats what turned him limp wrist.
Rufus

United States

#5 Mar 16, 2013
Just thankful my son isn't confused about how it is supposed to work
YEP

United States

#6 Mar 16, 2013
I love you son, but don't try to kiss me bitch
God Says to Love

Salem, MO

#7 Mar 16, 2013
Good for this father. Any parent who would treat their own child poorly or disown them for being gay is a complete and total failure as a parent in God's eyes.
YEP

United States

#8 Mar 17, 2013
God says to Love---Is that why God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah?
Rufus

United States

#9 Mar 17, 2013
God Says to Love wrote:
Good for this father. Any parent who would treat their own child poorly or disown them for being gay is a complete and total failure as a parent in God's eyes.
How nice for you that you have a direct hotline to God to know how things look through His eyes. The rest of us have to read the Bible to learn His ways. 1 Corinthians 1-5 says that if any among us have sexual sin we are supposed to turn his body over to Satan for destruction so his soul may be saved. Sounds like God says love hurts sometimes to me.
real ruby

Jefferson City, MO

#10 Mar 17, 2013
God Says to Love wrote:
Good for this father. Any parent who would treat their own child poorly or disown them for being gay is a complete and total failure as a parent in God's eyes.
Re-read your Bible.
Paul

Salem, MO

#11 Mar 17, 2013
real ruby wrote:
<quoted text>Re-read your Bible.
So God does does not love any sinner, or does he not love us if we love a sinner?
>.<

Odessa, MO

#12 Mar 17, 2013
God doesn't exist, so this whole line of conversation is moot. Try basing your opinions and beliefs on reality and what is objectively right, instead of relying on a thousands-of-years-old collection of parables, stories, and fairy tales. It's a much better way to live. Less cognitive dissonance, and more love and respect for your fellow men and women.
God Says to Love

Salem, MO

#13 Mar 17, 2013
real ruby wrote:
<quoted text>Re-read your Bible.
You first.

Yes, the Bible mentions, albeit briefly, homosexuality. However, the main focus of the entire Bible is treating your fellow man with love. Do you think a parent, who has been given God's most precious gift of life, is pleasing God by turning their back on their own child, not just in the instance of homosexuality but under ANY circumstance?? NO. Of course not. The number one responsibility God has charged anyone who he has blessed with children is to LOVE them unconditionally. Anyone who doesn't have this much respect for God doesn't deserve children.
Yep

United States

#14 Mar 17, 2013
God loves a sinner, but you have to ask for forgiveness and ammend your ways. Christ died on the cross for us but that doesn't mean that you can live like a sinner forever after. You have to pray ask for forgivness in Jesus name and ammend your ways. God created man and than he created woman to be his mate.
Rufus

United States

#15 Mar 17, 2013
Paul wrote:
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So God does does not love any sinner, or does he not love us if we love a sinner?

Are you serious? God loves us all so much that He sent His son to die for us. There has to be give and take in any relationship however, I am sure that some things you did as a single person wouldnt pass as a married person, does that mean your spouse doesn't love you?
Rufus

United States

#16 Mar 17, 2013
[QUOTE who=">.<"]God doesn't exist, so this whole line of conversation is moot. Try basing your opinions and beliefs on reality and what is objectively right, instead of relying on a thousands-of-years-old collection of parables, stories, and fairy tales. It's a much better way to live. Less cognitive dissonance, and more love and respect for your fellow men and women.[/QUOTE]

Oh absolutely, one doesn't have to look far to see how much better the world has gotten since denial of Gods existence began to increase.
Paul

Salem, MO

#17 Mar 17, 2013
Rufus wrote:
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Are you serious? God loves us all so much that He sent His son to die for us. There has to be give and take in any relationship however, I am sure that some things you did as a single person wouldnt pass as a married person, does that mean your spouse doesn't love you?
Should the parent of a gay son or daughter love them or not? Or should should they just not tell them they love them?
Name

Jefferson City, MO

#18 Mar 17, 2013
Rufus wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh absolutely, one doesn't have to look far to see how much better the world has gotten since denial of Gods existence began to increase.
I'll jump on this just for the lulz really quick.

http://thinkreason.net/wp-content/uploads/200...
Rufus

United States

#19 Mar 17, 2013
Name wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll jump on this just for the lulz really quick.
http://thinkreason.net/wp-content/uploads/200...
Couldn't help noticing Solomon the wisest man who ever lived wasn't on that list.
>.<

Odessa, MO

#20 Mar 17, 2013
Rufus wrote:
[QUOTE who=">.<"]God doesn't exist, so this whole line of conversation is moot. Try basing your opinions and beliefs on reality and what is objectively right, instead of relying on a thousands-of-years-old collection of parables, stories, and fairy tales. It's a much better way to live. Less cognitive dissonance, and more love and respect for your fellow men and women. "

Oh absolutely, one doesn't have to look far to see how much better the world has gotten since denial of Gods existence began to increase.
Name one way that the world has gotten objectively worse over time.
Bush

Salem, MO

#21 Mar 17, 2013
[QUOTE who=">.<"]< quoted text>
Name one way that the world has gotten objectively worse over time.[/QUOTE]

Topix exists.

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