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 out gay.

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 understand.”

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.