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Texting With Ron

I still haven't convinced Ron that he needs a computer, but he and I text each other several times a day.

Anyone who could stand to follow along on Facebook may have read the "lovely" exchange I had with my father regarding gay rights and marriage. ;P By Friday, this had really gotten under my skin. Add to this the fact that I was exhausted, and I wasn't sure how I was going to get through the day, let alone today, when I would see him in person.

Enter my hero via text.

Me: Hey Handsome. I’m having a hard time concentrating today. I wish I could say it’s because of you. How can someone be so oblivious to his bigotry when it’s his own child? I’m so tired I just want to cry. Miss You.

Ron: Sorry this feud with your dad has got you so upset. I’m sure your brother is wondering the same thing. Maybe you need to tell your dad how much this has hurt you. And mention to him that Don has feelings like everyone else! Hope my thoughts make sense?

Me: Your thoughts make perfect sense to me, but I honestly think I will be better off not saying anything. Dad’s had 11 years to reconcile this. He is more interested in being “right” than in how anyone else is feeling. I’m go glad I met you. You just get it.

That little exchange lifted my spirits enough to focus on my work (of which there is a lot right now - it's our fiscal year end) and get through the day.

See, for Ron, it's really simple. He just accepts people as they are. No caveats. No, "I really love you, but you're an abomination to God."

I behaved myself and got through today just fine. My father and I will not have this discussion again. I am done.

(Nuke lovers will recognize the appropriateness of the mood icon!)


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 13th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
I am so sorry your dad feels this way. So glad your brother has you, and you have Ron.

My parents do not talk about abominations, but they think my sexuality is a choice I'm making and that I could choose to be straight.
Jun. 13th, 2010 04:05 am (UTC)
Well, even if you have a tendency toward "same sex attractions," as many bigots call it (because it sounds like a curable or controllable condition, like alcoholism), supposedly God's will is that you should choose celibacy.

My father didn't use the word "abomination," either. That came from a conversation I had with my brother who has "friends" who've said something to this effect.

Regardless, it's people using scripture and junk science to justify bigotry.
Jun. 13th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the situation with your dad; I hope your visit this weekend went okay.

But that's awesome that you have someone in your life that's in your corner.
Jun. 14th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
Thanks! I am very lucky. :)
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