A shocking video has been making its way around the intertubes lately. In the video, a Georgia family confronted their gay son, attacking him verbally and physically for being a “queer” and a “disgrace” in what began as what seemed to be an intervention, of sorts, for 20-year-old Daniel.
Daniel’s mother admits that she has “known” he was gay since he was young, but still says that he “made a choice” to like men. “You can deny it all you want to, but I believe in the word of god and god creates nobody that way. It’s a path that you have chosen to choose,” his mother said.
Daniel mentioned that it has been scientifically shown that gay people are born that way, but his mother simply was not having it. “You can believe all the scientific stuff you want to; I’m going by the word of God.”
“Scientific proof trumps the word of God,” Daniel told her, but she replied, “No, it doesn’t, in my opinion.” She added, “I’m not going to argue that point with you.”
“Since you have chosen that path,” she said, “We will not support you any longer. You will need to move out and find wherever you can to live.” She said that she “will not let people believe” that she condones what he “does.”
Another women, possibly Daniel’s grandmother, yelled angrily, “You know you waddn’t born that way. You know damn good and well you made that choice.”
The argument escalated as the older woman yelled, “Let me tell you somethin you piece of shit!” The speaker hit Daniel.
As Daniel yelled for her to get off of him, his father screamed, “You’re a damn queer, you f*cking d*ck!”
After things calmed down a bit, Daniel asked, “What is wrong with you people?” His father accused Daniel of “running [his] mouth on Facebook.”
Daniel challenged his father to show him what was said, but the man replied, “I don’t have you on Facebook. because you’re a disgrace.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up to collect donations to help Daniel with living expenses. It is approaching $10,000.