A goodbye letter from a father to this
son James has gone viral on the Internet.
In the letter, the father tells his son
that their life together is “in the past” now that he has come
A copy of the letter was originally
uploaded to Reddit. It gained momentum after Athlete Ally founder
Hudson Taylor posted it on his Facebook profile.
“James: This is a difficult but
necessary letter to write.”
“I hope your telephone call was not
to receive my blessing for the degrading of your lifestyle. I have
fond memories of our times together, but that is all in the past.”
“You made your choice though wrong it
may be. God did not intend for this unnatural lifestyle. If you
choose not to attend my funeral, my friends and family will
It is signed: “Goodbye, Dad.”
In uploading the letter, Reddit user
RegBarc said he received the letter five years ago after he came out
to his father.
“It's important to know just what
this zealotry from Bryan Fischer, Maggie Gallagher, Dan Cathy, et
al., does to everyday people,” he
said, referring to several gay rights foes.