My step nephew has come out that he is gay. His immediate family ( my brothers) have shunned him, he is no longer allowed at their home unless he repents and changes his ways. Grandma and Grandpa, ( my Mom and Dan) have not even been told. I suspected this all along that he was gay, he just had that way about him. He was raised in a very religious, strict way and this must have been very very hard on him as my brother is the macho man, gays are trash, kind of person. There is no way he will accept this.
Actually no body outside of their immediate family was told but here at my house we put two and two together when we were told that there was a big falling out and He was not welcome back home. He ran off to the big city and we have not seen him, but my eldest daughter ran into him one day and he told her.
I was not surprised Thankfully she got his e-mail address and I wrote him this morning to let him know that we are not shunning him, nor judging him and that his sexual preference is none of our business and is between him and god. I also let him know that the Quakers and the United church of Christ do not discriminate against gays, since he was raised in a church I thought he might be glad to know that he can still worship someplace. Other then that I just let him know that I am here, still loving him, if he needs us.