Sunday, 9 August 2009

"God's answer turned out well"

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 4:30 a.m.

To The Editor: Twenty-five years ago we discovered that one of our sons was gay. We loved him, but I was afraid of what the future held for him in a society that did not accept him.

Therefore I began to pray that God would change him. One day as I was praying, I got a message from God that God did not work that way. So instead of God changing my son, God changed me. God changed the way that I viewed homosexuals, and gradually my understanding of Scriptures. From that moment on I began to accept my son as he was.

Eventually God led me to PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) where I met other parents who were like me. There I found the courage that I needed to come out of my closet and talk openly about my son, not only in PFLAG meetings but also in the church and community.

Since that time God has blessed my family in many wonderful ways by bringing not only a wonderful partner for my son into our lives but many other wonderful gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people as well. I thank God for changing me.

Rev. Jerry W. Miller


  1. I loved this letter. I'm from Hendersonville and we're a small town - how in the world did you find this letter amid the vastest of the web?

  2. It is very good indeed and shows (if it was needed) that it's all a question of interpretation.

    The letter virtually fell into my lap. A British friend of mine who follows the issue of gay rights and religion in the US sent me the link to it. No idea how he himself came across it.


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