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Soldier Tells His Dad That He Is Gay, Live

Hits: 11867 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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Female, 18-29, Western US
 299 Posts
Sunday, September 25, 2011 9:52:42 PM
i love this guy. good on him! this moved me.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 649 Posts
Friday, September 23, 2011 2:25:15 AM
He said he didn't want to tell his dad on the phone, but it was ok to make a video and post it on the internet.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 622 Posts
Thursday, September 22, 2011 3:54:54 AM
Lmao, my coming out to my dad consisted of this:

"Sean, there was gay porn on the upstairs computer. Is it yours? Because if not it's your little brother, and he's 11. Which is weird."



Then my mom cried for like a week.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1608 Posts
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:27:08 AM

what do you mean 'now'?

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:22:14 AM
The military is gonna be one big sausage fest now.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 664 Posts
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:19:36 AM
As a gay guy myself, I never quite understood a reason to announce my sexuality to any of my friends or family, it's my private life... why would they want to know my sex life? I don't deny it if asked, but I just don't see the point in announcing it.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 2380 Posts
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:10:40 AM
are you hitting on me? then i suggest you use a baseballbat.

This kind of media is not the best way to discuss matters such as these but i'm sure if you let your thought dwell on it, you could see the point i'm making. Self preservation is a strange and powerfull force. i do not doubt that many parents would sacrifice their lives to save their children, put them in room 101 and watch what happens...

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34641 Posts
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7:02:57 AM

@ MrOrange - you have violated the conditions of IAB.
I do not love you now.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2605 Posts
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3:11:18 AM
No more grandchildren for mUm!!! mwuahahaha!!!

His dad took it well, my dad wouldn't if I was... my best friend is gay and I know dad freaks out practically every time I see him.

I like gay guys... they're all so fit that removing them grom the genepool helps all of us not-so-fit get the girls :) - Like the british woodland... we've cut down all the (for lack of a better word) straight trees, that it's all the (again, bad choice of words) bent/ crooked ones that remain! - The more hot, gay guys there are, the better!!!

Male, 30-39, Europe
 2380 Posts
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 2:45:55 AM
@CrakrJak no i'm not mixing love and trust:
i'm going to give an extreme example here...
if a child of mine turns out to be a pedobear, or a pschycpathic killer, or a junkie i am pretty sure that out of selfprotection my love for my child would stop, i would forever mourn the child it was, but i doubt i could love the person it is.
it's an extreme example, but i use it to make the point that love is conditional. what those conditions are depends on the person who sets/has them. I sure as hell don't wish that on anyone.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 674 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:55:12 PM
Now that was something else. Its such a relief that men and women can be completely open about their sexual orientation and be able to defend the country that allows them to follow their hearts. After all, in many other countries these men and women would be executed just for admitting they are gay; and they are allowed to live here free of those fears. Now as soon as they make gay marriage legal, then we can put this whole thing to bed for good.

Call it marriage, call it civil union, call it what you want; if a civil union between two men or two women will grant the same legal rights as marriage... its a marriage. Its a word to describe a union of two lovers, who have found such security with the other that they make a vow to spend the rest of their lives together. If you don't want to tell your children why their friend Billy has two fathers instead of a father and a mother, that's your problem. "All men are created equal" means just that.

Male, 18-29, S. America
 15499 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:01:10 PM
"and there goes another guy we can't have ladies!"

And there are more chances for the rest of us, thanks openly gay people

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:43:05 PM
MrOrange: I believe you are mixing up the word 'Love' with the word 'Trust'. A Parents love for their kid should be unconditional, trust may come and go, but the love remains.

You might have a spouse or lover break your heart and you fall out of love, but that is a different kind of love than parental love.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 250 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:13:47 PM
this vid made it to the daily show tonite

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:19:49 PM
Saw this earlier today, cried for two reasons- it's so sweet...and there goes another guy we can't have ladies!

Female, 30-39, Southern US
 105 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:21:26 PM
Parents usually know.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12390 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:15:28 PM
Not sure why that got cut off.

IAB usually truncates posts before the 1000 character mark. It will always do so if you put in a link or quote. I think it counts every character in tags, URLs and labels when the post is made, but not in the editor.

It's a crap system, but it's not going to change any time soon.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 854 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:59:14 PM
I like this video. It is reassuring to hear a father's reaction like this...especially since he's from Alabama. Perhaps I need to rethink all my other stereotypes as well.
Oh and @ Gerry1of1...What were you getting ready to put in your mouth anyway?lol

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1552 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:58:41 PM
Nope I didn't tear up at all during that.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 106 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:17:41 PM
I applaud him. Not sure why that got cut off.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 106 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:17:21 PM
Try to understand this from his point of view... I served in the Army, alongside more than one fellow soldier whom I knew to be gay (largely because they had boyfriend pictures where others would keep girlfriends... it was something that was understood, if never spoken of) and the action he is taking, putting this personal moment out there on the net, is extremely brave.

His goal, I'm quite sure, is to bolster the nerves of those who come to the same crossroads after he departs it. The military is an extremely masculine place to be, and society bombards young servicemen with its expectations of them, even more-so than is done in the outside world. He's putting his own potential embarrassment aside and trying to lead by example, something that is at the very core of how a soldier should behave. He's having a "follow me!" moment; and I

Male, 30-39, Europe
 146 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:01:48 PM
What a sad world we live in. This person had this "horrible" secret all his life and was afraid that his parents will not love him any more.
WOW. No parents should react at all. There should not be these "shocks" at all. Sexuality is a private thing and any type of it shouldn't ever be a shock for anyone. I can't imagine what sadness I would feel if my son told me something like this. My first reaction would be that I failed as a parent...because I didn't provide a humane environment for him so he didn't feel guilty for his completely natural sexual preference - of being gay. WOW. I mean, this American puritanism is like dark ages compared to my country. Go Sweden, lead the way of progress. Freedom of choice for all. NO to religious primitive legacy that forms false morals.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 3031 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:40:55 PM
And i'm not quite sure how I feel about the video.... fair play to the guy for having the courage to tell his dad, but in an ideal world it wouldn't take courage because there wouldn't be a fear of any backlash from society for who we are. A good mate of mine came out as gay in the British Military when we served together, and I do think he was brave for being honest because at the time it meant he lost all his security clearances and was marched out of the unit and down to the guardroom under arrest for it....thankfully things have moved on from that time and it's not a crime here now either.

I think the moment would have been better private between the two of them...father and son. Not shared for everyone on the internet - If it was me in that situation I'd feel it would cheapen the moment to tell him over the phone whilst i was videoing it with the intention of putting it on the net.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 3031 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:32:59 PM
@Krw888 "Love is unconditional "

Parental love may come the closest to unconditional love, but love in general isn't by any means unconditional. We all place conditions on who we love...most of us would soon stop loving our partners for instance if we found out they abused children; that's a condition isn't it.

But yeah, personally I can't imagine anything that would make me stop loving my little girl... I do know one thing for sure, it wouldn't be something as trivial to me as her sexuality, so yeah I do kinda agree with you, I just don't think unconditional extends to all love.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34641 Posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:25:02 PM

"Scott Bacula's gay?"

I wish, but darn it, no.

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