Dad's Letter to Gay Son Goes Viral, Warms Hearts

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A letter from a dad to his gay son - who he overheard saying he planned to come out to his parents - has gone viral this week due to its simple, hopeful message.

Writes Nate's dad:

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“I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about your plans to come out to me. The only thing I need you to plan is to bring home OJ and bread after class."

"We are out, like you now. I’ve known you were gay since you were six, I’ve loved you since you were born. Dad. PS Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”

The letter was posted by FCKH8 (dot) com, a group dedicated to empowering youth through gay-positive, often snarky apparel, photos and videos.

“We get a lot of crazy stuff, so I almost didn’t look at it,” FCKH8 founder Luke Montgomery told Yahoo! Shine, but when he did read it, he said, “I cried.”

He said Nate, a high school student in Michigan, sent the letter.

Nate and his family did not want to share any information besides the letter itself, but the four sentences alone have been enough to inspire plenty.

“It’s actually sad so many people are excited,” Mongtomery said.

“And what I think that says is, one, it’s rare, and that’s really bad," however, on the positive side, "a lot of people are really craving this kind of reaction.”

“It’s what I want,” he explained. “It’s what everyone wants.”

The national organization Parents and Families of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG) also saw the letter and loved it, calling it "what PFLAG is all about."

Just don't forget the OJ and bread please, Nate. Responsibility!

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One Word AMAZING !!!! These are great parents... I feel the same way and I have 2 wonderful boys and have always let them know that if they ever decided to love some one of the same sex that it wouldn't make me love them any less... All that matters is that we raise kind, caring, loving and responsible people and that it doesn't matter who they love as long as they are loved right back !! more people need to get with the program and realize we DON'T get to choose who we love....

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Amazing parents! I would totally be the same way!

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Im sorry but i believe the bible says man shall not lay down with man. Have they changed the rules since then & if so, who?

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@ ken lynch

It also has a lot of other things that even most Christians don't follow.Why single out homosexuality?

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@ ken lynch

Most biblical rules luckily have changed - you don't follow them yourself, except those you WANT to apply. I expect you don't think parents should have the right to kill unruly children, than a widow must marry her dead husband's brother, and so on, and so on. If you are a Christian : The ONE rule Jesus emphasized was that when the law is inhumane, don't follow it! (Hence stopping the stoning of the adultress, and not honoring the sabbath when important things had to be done.)

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@ ken lynch

Changed the rule? It never was a rule. It was one guy's opinion that he wrote in one book of a holy text for one religion, long before we realized being gay was a genetic condition, not a choice. For all we know it's a mistranslation, but in any case, no one has to agree with it. If you want to think that way, fine, but don't expect others to agree. Even if you actually think being gay is a sin, follow Christ's lead and be forgiving. You control your life - it's not your place to judge someone else.

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@ ken lynch

The bible also says to not wear clothing of mixed materials, eat pork or shellfish. So yeah when did it change? Your following of the Bible sounds to be a matter of conienence not literal transcription

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@ ken lynch

The Bible aslo says that you are prohibited from cutting your beard, that you cannot eat pork, cannot consume shellfish, that you must keep dairy and meat separate. Do you also observe these practices? When did those rules change & if so, who? (sic)

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@ ken lynch

So you attend a church that women don't speak in? Own slaves? Are fine with more than one wife?.... Based on your comment I’m assuming you follow ALL of the rules of the Bible. Old & New

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@ Rachel

Rachel (idiot) ill bet you voted for Obama huh...? Thats exactly what dumbass liberal white skankbags like you do isn't it? My body my choice huh...ya keep killin' those children heathen.You support nambla too huh?...get some help.

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@ Bart

Typical rabid religious zealot.

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@ Bart

You're an inbred piece of incorrect shit you do know that don't you?

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These parents are amazing!

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@ Stepahnie

That's the problem, they are amazing.
I think this article hits the nail on the head when it states that it's a shame that this has to be a big deal... Life would be better if we just accepted people for who they are and it didn't make a jot of difference to our lives what their sexuality is.

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@ Mal

@stephanie
You are absolutely right! And that is sad at the same time. Wouldn't it be wonderful if Nate's dad was the norm and @ken lynch was the exception?