Thomas Roberts Ready To Speak Up

If you’ve got eyes and/or ears, you’ve either read and/or heard that CNN’s openly gay Thomas Roberts will be sitting down with network peer Anderson Cooper to discuss being molested by the family priest.

CNN’s really pumping this televised event – we’ve seen the commercial no less than a billion times – and to secure ratings, Roberts has issued a first-person account of his trials and tribulations. Here’s an excerpt describing his decision to come forward:

…A year ago, CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper and CNN Senior Producer Charlie Moore approached me about telling and following my story. I was scared. I was scared of being so honest and televising this journey.

What would people think? Would I ruin my career? But I came to the conclusion that I will not be scared anymore. I will not be scared of telling the truth because it might be uncomfortable for people to hear.

If this story compels even one person to seek help for being sexually abused, then it is all worth it. All it takes is telling one person. From there, strength grows and you can tell a second person and so on. Then you can finally have control of your life back.

Well said, Roberts, well said…

As for this ruining your career – we’ve got a feeling it’s only going to give it a boost.

The special – the unimaginatively entitled “Sins of The Father” – airs this evening at 10pm (ET) on – you guessed it – CNN.