Back in the fall the mainstream media jumped on the viral internet story of a little boy who wanted to be Daphne (from ScoobieDoo) for Halloween.
I wrote a little post about it here when CNN psychologist Dr. Gardere suggested that having a gay child was really every parent’s worst nightmare.
Well fast forward a few months and the blogger mom has recently posted an epilogue to her adventures with homophobic grown-ups jumping all over her for failing to shame her son into submission to rigid gender norms.
Her latest post chronicles how her church community headed up by the Pastor has embraced her message of respect for difference and celebration of childhood glee.
According to the holy powers that be, mom is “promoting gayness” and she had better stop – or no more communion with the congregation.
Read her post below, and if you belong to a spiritual community consider what they are doing to combat or contribute to this sort of hate and harm to families.
We really must expect more from one another.