The disowning of RegBarc

What would it take to disown your son?

One of the hottest threads on the website Reddit today is the letter a poster received from his father five years ago, after the son acknowledged he’s gay (click for larger version).

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The son posts on Reddit:


“I’ve never done drugs, was an excellent student, an obedient child (far less trouble than many of my classmates), didn’t drink until I was 22 because it terrified me, and have had just 1 speeding ticket in my life. 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.”

Read the thread here.