Can This Family Accept Their Gay Son?

Season 3 Episode 316
Aired on 09/26/2015 | CC
Derek has been living a lie for years: He's a pastor and he's gay. This is a secret that neither his family or his congregation knows. Now, he's finally ready to take an important step toward healing: He's going to come out to his parents and sister.

Derek meets them off-camera to come out. He later reveals to an Iyanla producer that he was not surprised by their reactions.

"They took it kind of how I thought they would," Derek says. "My father says, 'I don't condone the lifestyle.'"

Later, Iyanla sits down with the family to help them deal with the aftermath of Derek’s confession. Watch the above video to see how they’re handling the truth.

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