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Christian Family Loves Their Dead Gay Son

On the night of Nov. 20, 2001, a conversation held over Instant Messenger changed our lives forever. Our 12-year-old son messaged me in my office from the computer in his bedroom. Ryan says: can i tell u something Mom says: Yes I am listening Ryan says: well i don't know how to say this really but, well......, i can't keep lying to you about myself. I have been hiding this for too long and i sorta have to tell u now. By now u probably have an idea of what i am about to say. Ryan says: I am gay Ryan says: i can't believe i just told you Mom says: Are you joking? Ryan says: no Ryan says: i thought you would understand because of uncle don Mom says: of course I would Mom says: but what makes you think you are? Ryan says: i know i am Ryan says: i don't like hannah Ryan says: it's just a cover-up Mom says: but that doesn't make you gay... Ryan says: i know Ryan says: but u don't understand Ryan says: i am gay Mom says: tell me more Ryan says: it's just the way i am and it's something i know Ryan says: u r not a lesbian and u know that. it is the same thing Mom says: what do you mean? Ryan says: i am just gay Ryan says: i am that Mom says: I love you no matter what Ryan says: i am white not black Ryan says: i know Ryan says: i am a boy not a girl Ryan says: i am attracted to boys not girls Ryan says: u know that about yourself and i know this Mom says: what about what God thinks about acting on these desires? Ryan says: i know Mom says: thank you for telling me Ryan says: and i am very confused about that right now Mom says: I love you more for being honest Ryan says: i know Ryan says: thanx (more at link)


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