Jun 23, 2014
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Flawed Parents-In-Law
My parents had a similar reaction back in 1971, when my white sister got pregnant with an African-American man. All hell broke loose -tears, rants, denunciations. My parents did not attend her wedding - nobody did. I can only imagine how all alone my sister felt. However, that beautiful baby boy was beamed into their hearts, and they accepted the marriage, and loved that child with all their hearts, as they did with my sisters next 4 interracial babies. I'm proud of my parents for letting love prevail after their initial fear. Race never once interfered with their love of the children Did I mention we lived in Wyoming? On a farm 50 miles from Bumfuck, not in Casper or Cheyenne.
I also think my sister's experience paved the way for my own coming out being not so traumatic. As my mother put it, "I'm shocked, but not surprised."
Jun 16, 2014
commented on Youth Pastor Watch
I've always thought that anyone who wants to be a minister has to be at least a bit creepy.