Ask Amy: Parent pressures gay son to change

  • Article by: AMY DICKINSON
  • Updated: November 18, 2013 - 2:55 PM

Dear Amy: I recently discovered that my son, who is 17, is a homosexual.

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tituspulloNov. 18, 1311:45 PM

So, this woman's fear isn't for her kid, but that people will make fun of her? Another Christian hypocrite...

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adejarlaNov. 19, 1312:04 PM

Is that first one a real person? I don't think "revenge" gay is a thing, but I'll bet he probably is pretty sad you forgot his birthday for three years because of the lamest parent excuse ever.

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ericgus55Nov. 19, 13 4:37 PM

Yes, the first one sounds ridiculous, but no amount of stupidity or bad parenting shocks me. There was an SNL skit several years back for "Homocil," an anti-depressant drug for parents of gay kids, "because it's your problem, not theirs."

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smeeagain2Nov. 19, 13 6:57 PM

The letter is clearly a fake and Amy was duped.

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imafrisNov. 20, 13 8:57 AM

Regarding the dog post -- please be aware that the first 10 feet or so of 'your yard' is actually the Road Right-of-Way. This part of the public road does not belong to you. To claim nobody can walk their dog on the public road right-of-way is ridiculous and unfounded. Should this women be forced to walk in the middle of the road through traffic to avoid the public space outside this lady's property? Of course not -- that's one reason we have the road right-of-way. Also, you can't control when you dog is going to assert its natural instincts. There's no leash or shock collar that will stop a dog from going or put it back in. It's not disrespectful of the dog owner for 'letting' the dog go, it's nature! People need to lighten-up. You can't control everything. A dog pooped on the public road right-of-way outside your property...big deal. Sorry, Amy is off on this.

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ericgus55Nov. 20, 1310:12 AM

imafris - Absolutely correct! As a dog owner/walker, I usually try to get my dog to go in the space between the sidewalk and the road. As a home/lawn-owner I don't get upset if other people's dogs go in my yard (provided they clean up the solids), but I'd prefer they do it in that space.

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RanickNov. 20, 1312:14 PM

I can't believe she though that was a real question. That was so fake.

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kalimotxoNov. 20, 1312:47 PM

smeeagain2 - I absolutely agree! The "make fun of" phrase gives it all away to me. After all her experience in writing letters though, I bet Amy knew it was fake too, but responded anyhow. Because fake letter or no, her advice is spot on and applies to many parents who while maybe not couching it in the same terms, do approach a gay child with thoughts of "what will my [social/religious group] think" ,or "being gay is a choice."

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mikey7543Nov. 20, 13 1:37 PM

Where is the dog supposed to go? When you have to go you have to go. Nothing is wrong if she cleans it up.

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