A sickening and heartbreaking letter from a father telling his gay son, James, their relationship is over has surfaced online. The scanned version of the handwritten note was posted to the social news website Reddit under the title ‘This is how hate sounds’.
Reddit user RegBarc, who claims to be ‘James’ and posted the hate letter, opened up on the site: “In August of 2007, I finally built up the courage to tell my father I was gay. The moment I said it, the phone got quiet and he got off the phone after a few ‘okays’. I decided to give him time to process the news. “About a week later, and not long before my birthday, I received the following letter.”
James: This is a difficult but necessary letter to write.
I hope your telephone call was not to receive my blessing for the degrading of your lifestyle. I have fond memories of our times together, but that is all in the past.
Don’t expect any further conversations with me. No communications at all. I will not come to visit, nor do I want you in my house.
You’ve made your choice though wrong it may be. God did not intend for this unnatural lifestyle.
If you choose not to attend my funeral, my friends and family will understand.
Have a good birthday and good life.
No present exchanges will be accepted.
Reflecting on his life, James says he was everything a father could hope for in a son - an obedient kid and excellent student who didn’t drink or touch drugs. “Yet I am still seemingly deserving of this terrible act of hate and cowardice that one person can place on another. 5 years on and I am still doing fine, though this letter saunters into my mind every once in a while. When it does, I say without hesitation: F*ck you, Dad.” [x]
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