There are good fathers. Then there are bad fathers. People can debate all day over the importance of having a father in your life. No matter the argument or claims, the dynamics between father and son are building blocks for the future.
The disturbing letter reads:
“James: This is a difficult but necessary letter to write. I hope your telephone call was not to receive my blessing for the degrading of your lifestyle. I have fond memories of our times together, but that is all in the past.
Don’t expect any further conversations With me. No communications at all. I will not come to visit, nor do I want you in my house. You’ve made your choice though Wrong it may be. God did not intend for this unnatural lifestyle.
If you choose not to attend my funeral, my friends and family will understand. Have a good birthday and good life. No present exchanges will be accepted.
Earlier this month, we plugged a great project that really speaks volumes as to why these conversations must be held. In the documentary “Dear Dad,” gay black men are telling stories on their relationships with their fathers. Eight Peace Productions introduces us to 10 diverse same-sex gender loving men living in Atlanta. We’ve even dedicated an entire issue to Father’s Day because here at MUSED we know the appreciate has to be there- even if he was or wasn’t there.
What’s your relationship like with your father? Share your thoughts about the letter with us. Speak out!