You all have read James’ letter that has gone viral, correct? Well, I am going to answer it the way it should have been answered in a perfect world.
My Dearest Son James,
First and foremost, I love you. Your lifestyle may not have been my first choice for you, but I support your happiness every step of the way. I know your journey won’t be an easy one as the world hasn’t come to that point yet, but just know that I am here to listen to you when times get tough and also for the great times, which knowing you, will be many.
When you called me to tell about you being gay, it took me by surprise, but in my heart I always knew. I wish you would have come over and done it in person, but it must have been very hard even to do it on the phone. I understand this.
I want you to know that you are my son, and my phone is always on at any hour of the day or night for you to reach me. If you need me in ANY way, I will be here for you in good times and bad. Please use it. Open communication is what we have now and I intend to keep it that way.
My friends will pass judgement and tell me what the Bible says, but you are my boy and I don’t care what they have to say. People can whisper behind my back and I will turn around and say, “I am the proud father of a gay son”. I am not here to judge you, I am here to love you, son. Your Mom and I are honored to have raised such an incredible, brilliant, young man and we don’t care about what gender you love, we just care that you love.
When it is my turn to go to Glory and it’s time for my funeral, I want you to lead the eulogies knowing that you are my son, my boy. I want you to let everyone know the bond that we shared and how special you were to me, James.
I hope you have the best birthday ever with your new partner and I can’t wait until you get our gift. Please call me and tell me if you love it as much and Mom and I thought you would.
Happy birthday son.
I love you,