Two of the world’s worst parents have been caught on camera physically assaulting their gay son, just moments after banishing him from their home over what they believe to be his “chosen” and “ungodly” sexuality.
The video below was taken candidly during the altercation between Daniel, a 19-year-old gay man, his mother and father, and a third unidentified female living in their house. It doesn’t capture any faces or clear shots of the assault, but the disgusting, homophobic god-fearing hate speech is crystal clear.
Daniel’s mother explains to her son that “you can deny it all you want to, but I believe in the word of god and god creates nobody that way. It’s a path that you have chosen to choose.”
Daniel’s parents abrasively tell him that they can no longer support his “habit,” and that he will need to leave the house that week:
“Since you have chosen that path, we will not support you any longer. You will need to move out and find wherever you can to live, and do whatever you want to. I will not let people believe that I condone what you do.”
Toward the end of the video, Daniel’s father calls him a “disgrace” while pinning him down and physically assaulting him. “You’re a damn queer, you fucking [unintelligible]!”
The video, which has received over 500,000 views on YouTube since being uploaded Wednesday, was originally posted to Reddit’s gaybros thread by a user who claims to be Daniel’s boyfriend. He writes:
Bros, my boyfriend got kicked out of his home and disowned yesterday. It’s been a really traumatic experience for him, and I feel so terrible and angry that this happened.
Fortunately, he’s living with a friend for now. Seems like he can be there long-term until he’s able to support himself.
I’m so sad that so many people have to go something like this. For any of you that have, what’s the best way I can support him?
Check out the video below:
Update: The teen in the video has raised over $90,000 in three days and is now sharing his story with NBC.
[Photo by Kat N.L.M., Flickr]