Grandfather writes passionate letter in gay grandson‚Äôs defence (against his own daughter) - The Globe and Mail
The bluntly beautiful letter first appeared this week on the Facebook page of FCKH8.com. Speaking with wisdom that usually comes only with age, the unnamed grandfather tells his daughter, named Christine: ďYouíre correct that we have a Ďshame in the familyí but mistaken about what it is.Ē
He continues: ďKicking Chad out of your home simply because he told you he was gay is the real Ďabominationí here. A parent disowning her child is what goes Ďagainst nature.í Ē
Whether knowingly or not, the grandfather gives a nod to Lady Gaga in his defense of his grandson: ďHe was born this way and didnít choose it any more than he being left-handed.Ē
And because grandparents usually know how to hit just the right nerve, the old boy delivers the kicker:
ďSo, while we are in the business of abandoning our children, I think Iíll take this moment to say goodbye to you. I now have a fabulous (as the gay put it) grandson to raise, and I donít have time for heartless B-word of a daughter.Ē
Since being posted on Monday, the letter has generated more than 8,000 likes and 3,000 comments overwhelmingly in support of the grandfatherís comments.
ďBestest gramps ever!!! He wins the Internet,Ē wrote Megan Woodcock Keegan. From Lauren Moose Boland: ďGo Grandpa!!!! I swear our parentsí parents were more open-minded than our parents.Ē