Our America with Lisa Ling
Dad's Homosexuality Blamed for Son's Death
Jerry battled against his homosexuality for over twenty years and was part of an "ex-gay" fellowship in his home town. After coming out as a gay man seven years ago, Jerry suddenly lost his epileptic son to a seizure.
In midst of this loss, a member of Exodus International blamed Jerry for the tragedy. Jerry recounts "he said, 'Well, the Lord took his hand of protection off of your family because you chose the homosexual lifestyle.'" Hear how this crushing accusation hurt Jerry and if he felt this loss was his own doing.
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Published on June 20, 2013