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  •  I think you should let him friend you (6+ / 0-)

    Maybe I am an idealist, but you and your partner went into that church and likely shattered so many myths they had believed about gay people. You were intelligent, informed, reasonable, and sincere. You did not have horns on your head. You were not scary. I think exposing these people to real gay people instead of the scary evil monsters they imagine gay people to be is going to be the key to acceptance. I get that it is hard when the person holds an offensive view of you, and maybe his only intent is to someday "save your soul," but I am pretty sure the only one in the group whose views have any chance of changing are his. Maybe when he sees the love and support you receive, the interests you might share, and the normalcy of bring gay, he will come to accept that he is wrong. Or maybe not. But connecting with you may be the only exposure he ever allows himself to have to a gay person.

    Just a few thoughts. I admire your courage. My son is 16 and LGBT and I am so grateful to every person out there who promotes exceptance of LGBT people and makes his/her (it isn't quite clear yet) life that much brighter.

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