Originally Posted by pnggrad79
I am sorry you would be disappointed if one of your grandkids announced they are gay. Believe me, they would already know how you feel. I have a gay nephew who after seeing what his mother put me, her sister, through, will probably never come out, settle for a marriage to a woman he doesn't love, but will to please his mother, and be positively miserable for the rest of his life. I have another friend who is married with 3 boys and at least 2 grandchildren, who confessed to me his attraction to other men, but cannot face this fact, and will not follow through. He lives with enough condemnation from his family.
Point is, if you are inclusive in your own life, it will show. If you say nothing, your silence will say volumes. I have two daughters and if one of them were to tell me they are lesbian, I would be overjoyed! I would be glad that they could come to me and tell me and I would support them unconditionally knowing that they could be who they truly are. I want my kids to be happy, and if that means they are gay, fine by me.
It's not that I don't agree with you, It's just when these issues hit home what I say and what I feel might not be the same. I think I would be loving toward my children or grandchildren, I just don't honestly know how I would deal with the conflict in my spirit. I feel no real conflict toward anyone here or even those that live around me that are GLBT but you and they are not mine.
I guess my point in joining in on the thread is to say it is not surprising that families have trouble dealing with these issues, and to say hang in there, people change, hearts change, life changes us. We all want others to love us the way we are. shouldn't we also give that to others?