That seemed to be the message of Indiana GOP lawmaker Milo Smith when responding to his son’s reaction to his pushing through a measure for a marriage equality ban in the State House Elections and Apportionment Committee.
Mr. Smith’s son, Chris Smith, voiced his disappointment in his father’s actions. A spokeswoman for Milo Smith reported, “”He stated that he loves his son very much and this is a personal issue.”
A personal issue? Really? Yes, it’s personal. It’s about your son, your gay son. What could be more personal than that? What I hear is that you love your son but you don’t support his right to marry the person he loves – the same right you enjoy with his mother. So I hear love but not acceptance. I love you but I don’t accept you as a gay man. Mr. Smith, how do you think that makes your son feel? Do you even want to change?
If you do, it’s not impossible. It’s well within your reach. Talk to Senator Rob Portland who upon learning that his son was gay and after much soul searching, reversed his stand on gay marriage. Yes, his approval rating dipped when he did that but his love for his son was more important to him than approval ratings. And if you’re a parent reading this and want to know how you can move toward acceptance, get your free gift of The A.C.C.E.P.T.™ Manifesto HERE.
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