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Old 04-11-2005, 12:13 AM   #46
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Oh if I was writing something that involved a parent disowning their gay son/daughter ~ the line "I cut you away like cancerous tissue" would go brilliantly.
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Old 04-11-2005, 06:38 AM   #47
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I can't even imagine what it would be like to feel such disdain from your own parents. I hope before its to late they realize how wrong they are and learn to enjoy their child for the wonderful person they are.

some of it is cultural. he is salvadoran, and it's simply a different culture. and they seemed to be a pretty crazy family to begin with, though that was more a result of who they were rather than their nationality.
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Old 04-11-2005, 06:44 AM   #48
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I would continue to love them and accept them, of course. I'd want them to know that their current or future partners are welcome to spend time with the family. I'd also be happy that they felt they could trust me (and their father) enough to confide in us.

I hope my future husband and I could create the kind of family wherein our children would feel comfortable and safe enough to come to us with that kind of thing.
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Would you love them unconditionally? Yes.

Would you try to change them? Nope, but not because I'd be content that they're gay. I wouldn't try to change them because I've tried to change people before, and people have tried to change me, and it never works. However, I would do the politically incorrect thing and pray for them. "Politically incorrect" is nothing new for me.

Would you disown them? No
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I would love them unconditionally, welcome their partner into the family and support them as much as I could. I wouldn't approve of it from a personal perspective, but that wouldn't stop me from loving them and praying for them.
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Old 04-11-2005, 01:13 PM   #52
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I can say that I would support my children and everything... but, until I have a kid, I am afraid I cannot give you my real answer. I hope I am that way, I truly do, but it is so hard to know...
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Old 04-12-2005, 03:53 AM   #53
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U2 @ NYC...I appreciate your answer....my kids have taught me about so many things
you have to learn about hope for your kid and as soon as you speak it you belive it too..
along with so many other things
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Thanks, Carrie.
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Speaking of the cut the face out of the picture thing, I have an aunt who does that whenever someone in the family dies. She somehow finds a way to blame their spouse for their death and gets them out of the picture. It's a shame, since in most cases it's not even true, and she has ruined many good family portraits
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Loving my child would have nothing to do with their sexuality. That's not important to me. If they were gay I would be just as supportive and hopeful as I would with any of my other children. I'd want them to be as happy as they possibly could be, whether or not it's with a partner, live life to the full and do everything they've always wanted to do.
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