Last week we reported on a truly horrific argument caught on video between a gay teen and his parents which resulted in him being kicked out of the house and essentially disowned. It’s painful to listen to.
But it all can essentially be summed up by this exchange between Daniel and his mother:
Mom: “You go with all the scientific stuff you want to, I’m going with the word of God.”
Daniel: “Well, scientific proof trumps the word of God.”
Mom: “No it doesn’t in my opinion.”
It’s an all-too-familiar communication dead end — essentially, “I can’t think for myself so I defer to what I’ve been told.”
But how much does Daniel’s mom really know about the almighty word of God? The hate she’s inherited may have deep roots, but to call it celestial is just plain shortsightedness.
Here’s another gay teen, TJ Montoya, who breaks down what the Bible actually says about homosexuality, since there seems to be a bit of confusion. We’ll forgive the awkward delivery and not knowing what “effeminate” means: