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Parents should be taking cheesy photos, not taking away room and board!

by Jeremy Hooper

He just wanted to go to prom with the gender he was born to love:

"But because of the media attention, [Derrick] Martin’s parents have kicked him out and the teen is staying with a friend, he said." [Source]

Because this is still happening, we still fight.


**EARLIER: Progress on the back of a rented limo [G-A-Y]

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Posted by: Mykelb | Mar 24, 2010 1:29:09 PM

Wow. What a good kid to have come from two horrible human beings. I hope they are regretting this decision and already apologized and welcomed him back home.
Shame on two adults for behaving this way with their own child.

Posted by: Eric | Mar 24, 2010 1:51:51 PM

Reading about this practically made me sick. Not sick the way his parents are sick, but physically sick.

Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Mar 24, 2010 4:30:07 PM

Awe, poor Derrick! he looks so cheerful in the photos... I can only sympathize with how heart-broken he is over his parents new "lifestyle choice"! Indeed, one wonders if THIS is the "rights" of a child to "know and be known, and love and be loved by his or her biological, heterosexual, parents" that Maggie always pontificates about as the impetus for strengthening her culture war--oops, I mean "marriage culture"?!

Posted by: Wade MacMorrighan | Mar 24, 2010 11:58:21 PM

His parents will no doubt get additional unwanted attention because of this.

It's a brave move for that kid in such a small town.

Posted by: Bonnie_Half-Elven | Mar 25, 2010 12:27:58 PM

My mind will always boggle at parents who are gifted with a healthy, intelligent child. Able to maintain good grades and make good friends of other decent young people and their neighbors.

Why oh why then, is their baby thrown out while the Bible can sit peacefully in their home?

It should be a no brainer Bible or flesh and blood?
The Bible is a dusty old book, a piece of literature chronicling a time gone by when people were SO barbaric as to bludgeon the outspoken to death and nail people up on crosses to die painfully and slowly.

Bible or my son?
Bible, or my daughter?

What kind of parent would choose that book over their own?

The Bible ain't your baby.
The Bible isn't going to give you a hug and kiss, or compliment your peach cobbler.
The Bible isn't going to have grandchildren either, nor give you years of pictures to smile about and point to.
It's not as beautiful as your daughter, nor as talented as your son. When your hand is too weak to carry that book in your old, sick days, It's not going to HOLD your hand either and tell you it loves you.

The Bible doesn't talk back, challenge your honesty or ability to show the courage a parent should in the defense of their child.
A Bible can sit quietly, and doesn't need feeding and picking up after.

But it can spoil many a splendid plan for the future of a gay child and a loving family if you let it.

And no parent worth the labor pains they endured, should allow ink on pieces of paper, bound in leather to carry more weight than the flesh and blood of their bodies.

Time is short for any of us as it is, and how many parents of gay children regretted it later they let that Bible do some dirty work in their own homes.

There is no reason why a Bible can't live in the same house with your gay child too as with the rest of the family.

But these people have choices too, and why should they be respected for choosing something they will NEVER know as well as their baby at the end of the day?

What the Bible says, or what my child feels? You can't hurt the Bible's feelings, nor make it lonely and rudderless. The Bible will go on as it has for millennium.
One's child, one never knows.
The Bible can wait, and it will.

One's child shouldn't have to.

Good luck to the lad. His folks have lost their damn minds!

Posted by: Regan DuCasse | Mar 25, 2010 9:14:16 PM

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