Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fundamentalist Family Disowns Gay Son

A few months ago, I wrote about the Ali Forney Center, a shelter for LGBT youth in NYC. I thought about the Center in regard to Daniel Ashley Pierce, 20, of Georgia, who was subject to verbal and physical abuse and finally disowned by his family after he revealed that he is gay. Thanks to the generosity of donors who responded online to his plight, he does not need a shelter. Regardless, he should not have had to put up with the behavior of his fundamentalist family, who peddled nonsense about homosexuality being a "choice" and, in response to Daniel's citing his studies in biology and psychology, stated, “You go by all the scientific stuff you want to; I’m going by the word of God.” Daniel recorded the confrontation on his cell phone; his family said that they wanted it removed from YouTube, where it remains. Watch, but be warned that this video is upsetting:

No comments: