Dad's Love Letter to Gay Teenage Son Goes Viral

There are 293 comments on the shine.yahoo.com story from Mar 15, 2013, titled Dad's Love Letter to Gay Teenage Son Goes Viral. In it, shine.yahoo.com reports that:

The much praised letter, from FCKH8.com via Facebook.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. 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.”

Here is the letter: “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. - Dad P.S. Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”

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Since: Aug 11

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#195 Mar 23, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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As for you, you fall into the category of, the certain individuals I was referring to. I really didn't expect anything more or different from you, as I can tell from reading your post to others, you're not a good person, whether you were gay or straight. You would be someone that if I met out somewhere, and you and I not knowing each others sexual orientation, I would still put your A$$ in your place in a hurry. That's just the kind of A$$ you are.
You would pick yourself up off the ground too Jr.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#196 Mar 23, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>Never give a sucker and even break......
So you would prefer that no one changes and accepts others.
You would prefer that one such as himself would continue to scream obscenities and attack others.
You would prefer that racists stay racists, homophobic people stay homophobic, sexists stay sexist, and you would prefer to deny the possibility of change and peace from them.

You are no better than he was at the beginning if you refuse to allow others to change.

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#197 Mar 23, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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So you would prefer that no one changes and accepts others.
You would prefer that one such as himself would continue to scream obscenities and attack others.
You would prefer that racists stay racists, homophobic people stay homophobic, sexists stay sexist, and you would prefer to deny the possibility of change and peace from them.
You are no better than he was at the beginning if you refuse to allow others to change.
Not really. I don't have any preference as to such matters. Looks like you missed the WC Fields humor. Guess you must be a little too young for that. Bigots are usually people with weak egos attempting to build themselves at someone else's expense. They probably won't change until they get therapy. Negative feedback also promotes change does it not? Ever heard of the good cop bad cop? Just play your roll. You be the friend and I'll beat him up. Then he will listen to you.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#198 Mar 23, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>Not really. I don't have any preference as to such matters. Looks like you missed the WC Fields humor. Guess you must be a little too young for that. Bigots are usually people with weak egos attempting to build themselves at someone else's expense. They probably won't change until they get therapy. Negative feedback also promotes change does it not? Ever heard of the good cop bad cop? Just play your roll. You be the friend and I'll beat him up. Then he will listen to you.
Again, you're no less a bully than he was.

Since: Aug 11

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#199 Mar 23, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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Again, you're no less a bully than he was.
So what? Did I really ask you? Are you trying to bully me?

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#200 Mar 23, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>So what? Did I really ask you? Are you trying to bully me?
Are you only on here to start fights then?

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#203 Mar 23, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
<quoted text>If you believe some Internet troll is having a change of heart, you are naïve.
I do not exactly believe it nor disbelieve it.
I can still be skeptical and give him a chance at the same time.

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#204 Mar 23, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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Are you only on here to start fights then?
Sometimes. If I find someone worth having a dialogue then I do something else. Most are just trolls with puny minds. I just have fun pushing their buttons.

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#205 Mar 23, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
<quoted text>If you believe some Internet troll is having a change of heart, you are naïve.
You are right. Most are here to abuse others because they are sick. Many thrive on negative attention.
NoQ

Alexandria, VA

#206 Mar 24, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>I do not exactly believe it nor disbelieve it.
I can still be skeptical and give him a chance at the same time.
Lacez, you seem to be a stand up guy more honorable than I would have ever given you credit for. Don't alienate your friends over me. They're right, I'm not worth it, all I've ever done on here was harass and give them a hard time. They have no reason to believe I'll be any different, nor do they even care. There will be a select few who will never come around because I've always been one step ahead of them on the insult chart. That's because I didn't care what I said, who I hurt, or what people thought of me. That's the case with WasteWater and Mona Lott, or whatever he's going by these days. WasteWater said most trolls( as he refers to me) has puny minds and he likes to push their buttons. He must have a very puny mind as I could always push his buttons. That's why he doesn't want to give me a chance. He's still very upset with me. All I'm trying to do is make up to most of the people on here for how bad I've treated them and show them anyone can change their ways. I'm not using anyone for anything, just trying to show a different side of me, is all. Whether you distance yourself from me or not, I will still try. No hard feelings what so ever.
NoQ

Alexandria, VA

#207 Mar 24, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>Still whining about stuff?

If you want to do your best, GTOH and go do something constructive with your life.
I'm not whining about anything, and I never get pushed to the point where I leave. You might as well accept that fact.
NoQ

Alexandria, VA

#208 Mar 24, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>You would pick yourself up off the ground too Jr.
If you say so.
NoQ

Alexandria, VA

#209 Mar 24, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
<quoted text>Why not check into some therapy? You can learn all kinds of fascinating FACTS. Starting with: no one can make you feel anything. YOU are responsible for your feelings.
Sorry Mona, but I don't need therapy. It very well might help you though. You're making things up. I don't want anyone to tell me how to feel. You were one to always try and twist things around.
NoQ

Alexandria, VA

#210 Mar 24, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>Not really. I don't have any preference as to such matters. Looks like you missed the WC Fields humor. Guess you must be a little too young for that. Bigots are usually people with weak egos attempting to build themselves at someone else's expense. They probably won't change until they get therapy. Negative feedback also promotes change does it not? Ever heard of the good cop bad cop? Just play your roll. You be the friend and I'll beat him up. Then he will listen to you.
WasteWater, personally I could care less whether you like me or not. That won't affect me one way or another. it's clear you still want to fight with me, and it's very easy to beat someone down when they're not fighting back. I've never run from a fight in my life, even when it was a smart thing to do. If it's a fight you want, I'll go toe to toe with you. But what I'd really like is, to just try and get along. You don't have to like me or even converse with me for that matter. I'm just wanting to try and make up, a little, for all the hard times I've given people. Some deserved it but most didn't. So I'll not try and persuade you again, for I'm not one to beg for anything. The balls in your court, I'll follow your lead.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#211 Mar 24, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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Lacez, you seem to be a stand up guy more honorable than I would have ever given you credit for. Don't alienate your friends over me. They're right, I'm not worth it, all I've ever done on here was harass and give them a hard time. They have no reason to believe I'll be any different, nor do they even care. There will be a select few who will never come around because I've always been one step ahead of them on the insult chart. That's because I didn't care what I said, who I hurt, or what people thought of me. That's the case with WasteWater and Mona Lott, or whatever he's going by these days. WasteWater said most trolls( as he refers to me) has puny minds and he likes to push their buttons. He must have a very puny mind as I could always push his buttons. That's why he doesn't want to give me a chance. He's still very upset with me. All I'm trying to do is make up to most of the people on here for how bad I've treated them and show them anyone can change their ways. I'm not using anyone for anything, just trying to show a different side of me, is all. Whether you distance yourself from me or not, I will still try. No hard feelings what so ever.
Wow.

I gotta go soon, today is my hubby's birthday and we are meeting for brunch our lesbian ex neighbors from Long Beach who are in town this weekend. You sent me off today with a smile. I see you have kept your word as you said you would. That says much about your character. I have been watching this 'tennis match' between you and other Topix users all week over your new mode. I think some have been needlessly hard and unforgiving of your efforts. I assume they are wary, only thinking of your past posts, but hopefully they may come around. Have a good weekend, what's left of it!

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#212 Mar 24, 2013
NoQ wrote:
<quoted text>Lacez, you seem to be a stand up guy more honorable than I would have ever given you credit for. Don't alienate your friends over me. They're right, I'm not worth it, all I've ever done on here was harass and give them a hard time. They have no reason to believe I'll be any different, nor do they even care. There will be a select few who will never come around because I've always been one step ahead of them on the insult chart. That's because I didn't care what I said, who I hurt, or what people thought of me. That's the case with WasteWater and Mona Lott, or whatever he's going by these days. WasteWater said most trolls( as he refers to me) has puny minds and he likes to push their buttons. He must have a very puny mind as I could always push his buttons. That's why he doesn't want to give me a chance. He's still very upset with me. All I'm trying to do is make up to most of the people on here for how bad I've treated them and show them anyone can change their ways. I'm not using anyone for anything, just trying to show a different side of me, is all. Whether you distance yourself from me or not, I will still try. No hard feelings what so ever.
I do not like to stand up for bullying.
This is why in the past, I had sent retorts back at you. This is why now, I try to tell others to give you a chance, for it looks like you are genuine about this.

All I want is for people to get along, whether they have opposing views or not. I'm not asking anyone to be best friends or anything, just to be civilized with one another.

Point is, I would rather defend someone trying to change, than let someone else deny them change.
Let bygones be bygones.

I am willing to forgive the vicious behaviour of the past if you actually work on this and treat other people as people.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#213 Mar 24, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Wow.

I gotta go soon, today is my hubby's birthday and we are meeting for brunch our lesbian ex neighbors from Long Beach who are in town this weekend. You sent me off today with a smile. I see you have kept your word as you said you would. That says much about your character. I have been watching this 'tennis match' between you and other Topix users all week over your new mode. I think some have been needlessly hard and unforgiving of your efforts. I assume they are wary, only thinking of your past posts, but hopefully they may come around. Have a good weekend, what's left of it!
At least we've got another decent human being here; Curteese.

Since: Aug 11

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#215 Mar 24, 2013
NoQ wrote:
<quoted text>
WasteWater, personally I could care less whether you like me or not. That won't affect me one way or another. it's clear you still want to fight with me, and it's very easy to beat someone down when they're not fighting back. I've never run from a fight in my life, even when it was a smart thing to do. If it's a fight you want, I'll go toe to toe with you. But what I'd really like is, to just try and get along. You don't have to like me or even converse with me for that matter. I'm just wanting to try and make up, a little, for all the hard times I've given people. Some deserved it but most didn't. So I'll not try and persuade you again, for I'm not one to beg for anything. The balls in your court, I'll follow your lead.
Are you for real bro? Praize Jesus!!! Turning over a new leaf? Great. I'm always the first to bury the hatchet. I take back all the bad things I said about you.

“and how does this effect you?”

Since: Mar 11

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#216 Mar 24, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Wow.

I gotta go soon, today is my hubby's birthday and we are meeting for brunch our lesbian ex neighbors from Long Beach who are in town this weekend. You sent me off today with a smile. I see you have kept your word as you said you would. That says much about your character. I have been watching this 'tennis match' between you and other Topix users all week over your new mode. I think some have been needlessly hard and unforgiving of your efforts. I assume they are wary, only thinking of your past posts, but hopefully they may come around. Have a good weekend, what's left of it!
Well, I hope he has a wonderful birthday :)

“and how does this effect you?”

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#217 Mar 24, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>Are you for real bro? Praize Jesus!!! Turning over a new leaf? Great. I'm always the first to bury the hatchet. I take back all the bad things I said about you.
I hope he's for real, I guess time will tell.

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