This is a story about a guy named Chad who has a terrible mom, but the world’s greatest grandpa. And it’s a tear-jerker so if you’re in public, make sure you have sunglasses on. Recently, Chad’s mom kicked him out of the house for being gay. Because that’s what “Jesus would’ve wanted” or whatever bullsh*t excuse so-called “religious” people use to justify bigotry. Heartbreaking.
Luckily, his grandpa took him in. He also sent a letter to his daughter, Chad’s mom, and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever read on the internet. And I’ve read all of the things.
In the letter, the grandpa exposes his daughter’s hypocrisy and bad parenting by using her own exact words to disown her, the same way she disowned her son.
In the letter, he points out that the “shame in the family” is her, not her son, and that disowning one’s own child is what goes “against nature.”
I’m disappointed in you as a daughter. You’re correct that we have a “shame in the family,” but mistaken about what it is.
Kicking Chad out of your home simply because he told you he was gay is the real “abomination” here. A parent disowning her child is what goes “against nature.”
This amazing grandpa then points out to her that saying she “didn’t raise her son to be gay” is true, but not in the way she thinks.
The only intelligent thing I heard you saying in all this was that “you didn’t raise your son to be gay.” Of course you didn’t. He was born this way and didn’t choose it anymore than he [chose] being left-handed. You however, have made a choice of being hurtful, narrow-minded and backward.
He then states that he is “disowning” her.
So, while we are in the business of disowning our children, I think I’ll take this moment to say goodbye to you. I now have a fabulous (as the guy put it) grandson to raise, and I don’t have time for heartless b-word of a daughter.
This Grandpa DID NOT COME HERE TO PLAY.
Here’s his final line:
If you find your heart, give us a call.
Someone get this guy a “World’s Greatest Grandpa” mug already!!!!!!! What an absolute gold medal champion of a grandpa. Every kid deserves to have someone like this in their corner.
As devastating as it is that Chad had to deal with the trauma of being kicked out of his own home by his own mom, it seems like he ended up in the right place: under the care of someone who loves and cares for him, respects him, and defends him against bullies. Now that’s what Jesus would’ve done.