Originally Posted by u-dog
You may not know how you would react if one of your grandkids came out to you... but I do. You'd love him/her and you'd become an even more stalwart defender of equal rights than you are already.
I personally am glad that all 3 of my boys are straight... cuz at this point I'm in it for the grandchildren
but it always seemed like bad planning on God's part because I would have made a fantastic Dad of a gay son... anyway I'm hopin that at least one of my grandkids is gay because I will surely be ONE HELL OF A GRANDFATHER to a gay child !!
gay kids can and do grow up and bring home wonderful partners. they can and do make families and have children. They can and do have satisfying careers and can make you as proud as straight kids. the only bad part is having to watch ignorant homophobes disrespecting them.
Whatever brings you here to post... I'm glad you're here.
Many many years ago our family had a family friend that married had a child and then discovered her husband was gay. They divorced and her x chose to stay out of their son's life. He didn't want to influence him in a negative way. At the time I thought that was very noble of him and I think he had his son's best interest at heart, but I like your approach better.
That was around 35 years ago and times have changed a little. He was a good guy, a church song leader and looking now from a few years perspective, I am sure he loved his wife. It just wasn't who he was.
I think he and his son have met and have a friendship now, but he missed out on allot.