Goodbye Letter of the Day: Five years ago, Redditor RegBarc was disowned by his father. He shared his story this week in a thread called “This is how hates sounds”:

In August of 2007, I finally built up the courage to tell my father I was gay. The moment I said it, the phone got quiet and he got off the phone after a few “Okay”s. I decided to give him time to process the news. About a week later, and not long before my birthday, I received the following letter:

“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. Goodbye, Dad.”

… 5 years on and I am still doing fine, though this letter saunters into my mind every once in a while. When it does, I say without hesitation: F**k you, Dad.


My dad did a step worse. He did the same thing on the phone only later that day his new wife called and slit out a slur of curses saying all that this letter said. She also said “your father is laughing at you because you’re such a freak. Have fun in hell you abomination.” I could hear my dad laughing in the background.

(Source: thedailywhat, via giveme-tothesea)

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    that’s really fucked up
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    My dad said the same things to me. Unfortunately, I still have to live with him.
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    How? How can someone do this to their own child? What a horrible person. Vile.
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