A horrific story of discrimination has shaken Reddit this week.
Members of the LGBTQ+ community have unjustly had to fight against hate and discrimination for years...
And, incomprehensibly, it's apparent that there are still bigotted individuals out there who can't view the world with an open and accepting mind.
Some people seem to be a couple of decades behind the times...
via: ShutterstockAnd simply cannot fathom the idea that 2 people of the same gender can fall in love and be happy.
And, sadly ...
via: ShutterstockMany of these people simply can't keep their bigoted opinions to themselves.
And some even think it's acceptable to push their views onto children.
As one mom has come under fire for this week ...
The post comes from a gay father.
"We moved into the area in the middle of covid and my son quickly made friends with a boy in the neighborhood. For the first couple months it was fine - they got along perfectly," he explains anonymously.
"The problem was when my husband got back from his deployment."
"He was the one to pick my son and his friend up from school that day (my son insisted, because he wanted to show off his other dad the marine.)"
"My husband was also the one who answered the door when Friend's mother arrived."
"She was perfectly cordial, and then left with Friend in tow."
But this was when things went wrong.
"The next Monday my son comes home looking forlorn, and when I ask him what's wrong he tells me Friend's mother doesn't want Friend to play with my son anymore."
"I ask her what the issue is and she says that she 'doesn't want her son to get the idea that "our lifestyle" is an acceptable one,' and that she 'doesn't want him to get confused with homosexual ideology.'"
Things got worse when the son asked why he was no longer allowed to see his friend.
And the dad simply explained to his son that his friend's mom was prejudiced - which infuriated the mom in question.
"She claims that by calling her prejudiced I was 'disrespecting her religious beliefs,' and then went into this whole screed about her first amendment rights."
The man asked Reddit whether he had been "the a**hole" in this situation.
Luckily, the internet was fully on his side, almost unanimously declaring him to be in the right.
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