It's funny to me how much my parents, who did name all of us archaic sounding biblical names, sheltered us, brought us to church everytime the doors opened for whatever reason, drilled us on Bible verses, etc. and I STILL TURNED OUT A LESBIAN!!!!! I am quite sure my parents are shaking their head and wonder with all the work they did to "raise me right", why I "went to the devil" so quickly. To be sure, I am the reprobate daughter who went astray. My partner's parents DID NOT raise her in such an environment and both she and her older brother are gay, and her parents don't really have a problem with it. Hmmm.... now what are the correlations here-Raise your children to be cookie cutter Christians who can spout off Bible verses as if it was running water, and they end up being whatever they want, or you raise them with love and kindness and give them the freedom to be what God made them to be... Well, I ruminate a lot on this... it is just funny to me.
Oh btw, my 19 year old nephew, whom I suspect is gay, is coming to visit my daughter who is about to turn 19, and his mother, my homophobic sister, has forbidden him to stay in my house with me and my partner. I guess we are infected and she doesn't want him to get "sick". I want to say to her, " Honey, he has been flaming for years- Wake up! And it wasn't me who raised him." But I will be nice and not say anything.