Parents Don’t Practice What They Preach About Equality

June 15, 2011

Q: My parents are always saying negative things about the gay community! I am so to speak still in the closet from them… only one family member and a few friends know im gay… My question is how can two people who have always told their children that everyone is equal and yet be so judgmental of others?

A: Dear How Can It Be.

That’s a great question.  But I am afraid there is no satisfactory answer.  We could never know what moves people to say, act and behave in any way positive or negative.  Maybe you should ask them.  It seems like they would be the only ones with the real answer.  Maybe you could point out this confusing behavior on their part and find an answer.  It’s always best to go to the source and hope for the truth.  Best wishes.