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We are neither ashamed of nor embarrassed by this fact about
Adam. To the contrary, we are extremely proud of our son for he
possesses all of the attributes of true manhood. He is intelligent,
hardworking and creative. He is loyal, loving and compassionate,
but most of all he is courageous. He is tough as nails, tougher
than any other kid we know for the amount of abuse he has and
must endure on a regular basis.
We, as a society, have created an unwritten pact that it is OK
to despise gays and lesbians because we can't understand why or
how they could be attracted to the same sex. We have a news flash
for you -- they don't understand it either. Just because we don't
understand something, it does not give us the right to condemn
it and declare it a sinful act. My son, like all gays and lesbians,
only wishes to fulfill his desire to love and be loved, just like
every other human being on this planet.
Are you wondering, "Where is God's perfection in a child who
is gay?" I believe that the perfection that God seeks is in the
way people react to this child.
When we perceive an imperfection in one of our children, whether
it is a birth defect or mental retardation, we pray fervently
that God will remove the imperfection. However, God doesn't see
these conditions as imperfections. The imperfection exists only
in our minds. The "imperfection" of homosexuality is no different.
God allowed us to see there was nothing "imperfect" about Adam.
The imperfection was in us. I believe that God has a purpose in
making some of His children gay or lesbian.
I believe God's purpose for making Adam gay was to show Patti
and I, and the rest of the world, the true meaning of unconditional
love. God did not send Adam into our lives for us to fix him,
change him, or make him into a miniature version of ourselves.
In answering our prayer, He showed us we were placing conditions
on Adam in order for him to receive our love. Love without conditions
is what God offers us and He wants us to offer that to each other
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