How would you act if someone you knew, either friend or family member, came out to you as being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered?
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For my part, I’d be supportive to any friend or family member who trusted me with that information. What kind of person would I be if I were to turn my back on someone who wanted, needed, me to understand who they are, as a person? Not a very good one, I’d imagine.
If my son or daughter came to me and told me this, I’d fear for their safety, but I wouldn’t try to stop them or change their minds. GLBT folks were born GLBT and nothing anyone can do, including recuperative therapy (so-called ex-gay counseling) or prayer, or wishful thinking is going to change that.
I look forward to hearing what you have to say.
GLBT is not a choice and God doesn’t make junk and no one should be made to feel worthless or that they should not be who they are. Everyone should be accepted not matter what!
100% agree, lsawyer. Thanks for stopping by and expressing your thoughts. Come back any time.
Hmm, apparently I’ve not mastered replying from my phone. Oh well.
I’d respond about as forcibly as suddenly finding out someone was a vegetarian, or worse, vegan.
I mean, I like meat. Alot. Preferably with every meal. I’d not ever agree that a vegetable only diet was any sort of good idea, though I do understand that some people feel differently.
However, so long as the individual didn’t hammer me constantly about the evils of my meat eating ways, I would not care that they didn’t eat meat themselves—*I* am not the one on the gross salad only diet, and what they eat is their buisness.
The sex thing is the same way. If an individual is not in a sexual relationship with me, why do I care who/what/when/how they do it? People need to own themselves, and not worry about what the next person is doing. I think this is where most of the problem rests, with people trying to control others in matters that should not matter to anyone but the ones whom it directly touches.
If someone, let’s say my son or daughter for instance, were to come to me and say they are gay I’d certainly have an opinion on the matter–everyone has an opinion. But that opionion would be my own, and my primary concern would be their happieness. I would not feel the need to impose my own opionions and values on them at the expense of thier own, or likely of the father/child relationship that I have with them.
Thank you for the insightful reply, Storydad. An excellent comment, as always.