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Thank you to the author and his gay son...,
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This review is from: Oddly Normal: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality (Hardcover)
Homophobes probably will read this book and see it as "exploitation" or "promotion of the [fictional] gay agenda. Some probably base their homophobia on their "Christianity" but homophobia and Christianity have nothing to do with each other. Christ did not teach homophobia.
I am biased. Both my twin and I are gay. We had parents who were unwilling or unable to deal with our being gay. My twin was horribly harassed in school and tried to commit suicide a number of times. We both have issues with being gay that prevent a "normal" life for either of us.
It is time the world stopped lying to itself and realize gay youth exist. Being gay is not a choice and can't be changed. This book was NOT written to promote any kind of fictional "gay agenda." It was written to help gay youth and their parents adjust to the reality of gay youth.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this book and the courage it took for both father and son to "come out." Whether or not you agree with homosexuality, this book is worth reading because children should never feel the need to commit suicide, and parents should never have to lose their children to suicide, simply because they are GLTB.
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Initial post: Dec 10, 2012 6:15:35 PM PST
Please get help and don't give up.....things are slowly getting better and the world is a better place with you and your brother in it. I am praying for you and for acceptance from those who have no understanding of your struggles. God bless you.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2012 8:30:03 PM PST
Kelsang Drime says:
Thank you for your kind words. They mean a lot. Hope God blesses you too:)
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