Sadly, that is often the case.Originally Posted by barefootdyke;2435921;
But I have to also say that it's sometimes not. My extremely Mormon mother managed to beautifully hold the polarity of maintaining a constant and consistent love for my gay brother in spite of her religion's homophobic teachings.
After he came out to her, she treated his lover as part of the family, and when my brother was dying of AIDs, she was totally there for him. She never tried to cover up what he was dying of or how he got it, and I know of other very conservative Mormon parents who reacted the same way when their children came out to them (although sadly, it was often AIDS that precipitated that coming out) and even went on to become activists for gay rights. So it's not a cut and dried thing.
Just have to stand up for that side of things, while also acknowledging the pain that the Mormon church's stand has caused for the GLBT members of its community and for their families and that many have been deserted by their families.