If you reject your gay child, there’s a 68% chance (s)he will attempt suicide

I’m completely, utterly at a loss as to how any person, any parent, could care that much about perceiving themselves as being morally correct.

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2 responses to “If you reject your gay child, there’s a 68% chance (s)he will attempt suicide”

  1. Steve Avatar

    To a lot of (wrong) people, it’s not about “moral correctness”, but an issue of eternal salvation or damnation. With the fear of Eternal Hellfire properly implanted, a lot of bad behavior can be rationalized during our short time on Earth.

  2. OWWHH Avatar

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    “My Child is Gay, Now What?”
    Have you ever wondered if your own child…wait for it…might be gay? If so, you’re not the first parent who has. As the gay community comes out of the closet, parents by the hundreds of thousands are discovering that they are the parents of gay youth. But the real question may be: How would you handle it if he or she were?
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    But the bible says this is a terrible sin!
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    Can my child be cured of homosexuality?
    Or you might even think It doesn’t matter if my child is gay. It makes no difference to me!
    Most parents are seeking comfort and reassurance that their child and their family will still be okay. And most are too embarrassed and scared to admit this secret to anyone; to reach out for that comfort.
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