After his return home, Mike wasn't the only person to feel the sting of rebuke by the people of Williamson. "This town has done every single one in my family wrong. They have shunned us. I have walked in grocery stores, and people have turned around and left because of this," Mike's sister Liz says. "Now he is one of God's children...just as we all are. And I think people here need to stop and think: 'What if he was yours? What would you do?'"
Read what happens when Oprah returns to Williamson in 2010 and talks to Mike's sisters.
Published on November 16, 1987