The other side of the coin…. when gay people long for reconciliation with their conservative Christian family

Last week I read about a young girl, just 16 years of age, in Kentucky who was attacked by two men shouting anti-gay slurs.  Her jaw was broken, she lost several teeth and one of the younger boys with her suffered a concussion trying to protect his friend.

Then today I read about a woman in Nebraska who was bound, had anti-gay slurs carved into her skin, doused with gas, and had her house set on fire.  The woman managed to escape the house.  But one can only imagine the long difficult road ahead of her to recover from this level of trauma.

A friend left a video link on my facebook wall that tells the story of a profoundly hurtful family response to the partner of a gay son who had died in an accident.