The only thing better than homophobic parents getting schooled is the schooling happening from their own damn parents. Such is the hit of awesome that reportedly comes out of viral handwritten note one father passed along to his daughter after she bounced out her gay son.
In case that penmanship isn’t up to your standards, the letter reads:
I’m disappointed in you as a daughter. You’re correct that we have a “shame in the family”, but mistaken about what it is.
Kicking Chad out of your home simply because he told you he was gay is the real “abomination” here. A parent disowning her child is what goes “against nature”.
The only intelligent thing I heard you saying in all this was that “you didn’t raise your son to be gay”. Of course you didn’t. He was born this way and didn’t chase it any more than he being left-handed. You however, have made a choice of being hurtful, narrow-minded and backward. So, while we are in the business of disowning our children, I think I’ll take this moment to say goodbye to you. I now have a fabulous (as the gays put it) grandson to raise, and I don’t have time for heart-less B-word of a daughter.
If you find your heart, give us a call.
Buzzfeed reports that the letter was sent in from a FCKH8 supporter, but there are unfortunately doubts to its authenticity. Nevertheless, Facebookers are sharing it like breastfeeding tips.
But let’s hope a grandfather of this quality is out there somewhere, stepping up to the plate as both a parent and a grandparent.