After so many years of hiding in shame, 33-year-old James from Los Angeles decided it was high time to tell the truth. In 2007, he finally built up the courage to tell his father that he was gay. In a phone call, he opened up about his sexuality, poured his heart and soul out about being homosexual to the one person whom he thought wouldn’t judge him.
He was wrong. Because a week after he came out, his father sent him “hate mail”.
Going by Reddit (a popular social news site) handle, “RegBarc”, James posted up a letter that was sent by his dad a week after that fateful phone call. The content of the letter was viewed by nearly 800,000 people across the world – and counting. In the handwritten letter, James’ father bluntly degraded him for his “unnatural” lifestyle.
He said, “Don’t expect any further conversations with me. No communications at all. I will not come to visit, nor do I want you in my house.” – amongst other soul-crushing things. With the same tone, his father also told him not to attend his funeral:
It shed light on what the still-very-human homosexuals silently go through in their lifetimes. To be shunned simply because they’re different. Not murderers, not thieves, not rapists, not a druggie – just different. Goes to show that acceptance and understanding is still hard to come by and that most homosexuals barely scrape through the process of “coming out”.
We don’t know about you but it’s high time that homosexual hate came to an end.