Day - 1995
How one father
dealt with the Gay Nineties
- ...Father's Day--that annual
event when children gather to honor Dad, had come again.
In Shadydale, a small midwestern town, Larry Wagner
leaned back in his recliner, closed his eyes and
reflected on his life. His three children would be coming
soon, and he wanted a little time to think. His first
thoughts were of his father and they brought a mist to
his eyes. Father was a strong, determined man who
struggled, to keep the family together through the lean
days of the Great Depression. When he lost his job, he
never complained, nor did he waver. Though his job was
gone and his future dark, his self respect was intact. He
pounded the sidewalks by day and chopped wood or done
chores for food, in the evenings. Government welfare was
unheard of, and Father considered self reliance and
survival to be virtues. On Sundays, they attended church
and prayed together. God blessed America and the country
survived. God blessed the Wagner family and they also,
- ...When World War II came along Larry
went off to war fortified, by his deep family roots. In
combat, he had not thought it strange to see strong men
cry, pray, or clutch a Bible. The military served with
pride, while the rest of America manned the home front,
prayed and trusted in God. Entering college after the
war, Larry earned his engineering degree and married
Margie. She had been his childhood sweetheart and still
was--three children and forty years later. American
Electronics offered Larry his first job and times were
good. He and Margie joined the church and became parents.
When his first born, Randy, arrived, Larry wanted to be
the champion father of all times. He determined to play
with Randy, pray with him and instruct him in the truth.
To prepare himself, he joined a Bible study group. His
deep convictions soon advanced him to the teacher's job.
- ...When blonde Betty came
(unexpected) three years later, being a father began to
get complicated. Craig, their last child, was born two
years later and the Wagner house, had become a home.
Though the increasing pressure of Larry's job made it
difficult, he still put family first. Church attendance
was a way of life and family ties were strong. Family
life wasn't always calm--they had their disagreements.
Larry chuckled to himself, as he remembered some of the
family growing pains. He involved his children in open
discussion and sometimes, the sessions got stormy. Over
the children's protest, he withstood the Beetles and
Rockamania during the '50s. Larry had insisted that the
new music was not music at all, but jungle emotion driven
by drugs. Though he never admitted it, he was pleased
when the young people called him an "old
- ...The dropout '60s of the
"Hippies" came with violence, and young men
went to Viet Nam, or fled to Canada. At home, while
others were burning the flag and shouting obscenities,
Larry stood proud, choking back his tears, when Old Glory
passed. He told his family how the country felt in World
War II; about the spirit of patriotism that swept America
to victory. The Wagner family prayed that America, and
all she stood for, would survive.
- ...The '70's came and the children
went off to college. In the aftermath of Viet Nam when
the country was wallowing in shame, the
"Yuppies" ushered in a new social order. Larry
watched in horror, as drugs swept America into La-La
land. He stood by in pain, as the credibility gap widened
in national politics. He observed the shifting ethics
that made lying to the public the accepted standard. In
the '80's he stood his ground, as the political and
social thinking of America dramatically changed. When
Larry protested that change was not always progress,
others chided him for not coming into the mainstream.
- ...When the '90's arrived, Larry
began to feel like a voice crying in the wilderness. He
still preferred locust and wild honey, to pizza and
Pepsi. He began to realize he was speaking for a
minority, for he was not the average American. He
once was but, while the face of America was changing,
Larry stayed the same. He was a leftover from a forgotten
age; a relic of antiquity. He was a reject of the
assembly line of social and political change. The
"Baby Boomers'" time had fully come and they
ordered the old guard, to step aside. Larry, and others
like him, were categorized as fanatics, lunatics and
rednecks. He didn't mind. Like the last of the Mohicans
he was still proud, to be a Christian and an old-time
- ...This year was special in Larry's
life. The family had weathered many storms and it looked
like more peaceful times were ahead. Larry retired from
American Electronics and he and Margie were looking
forward to wintering in Florida. Betty and Craig were
still college students and Randy, was in his last year of
law school. The only thing the Wagners lacked, were
grandchildren. Though Betty and Craig were married, they
had placed priority on finishing college, before starting
a family. Randy was single, but he had always been a
loner of sorts. His life had always been busy and he
didn't seem to need the company of others. He lived in
his own world and Larry admired the way he made it on his
own. He had hoped Randy would follow engineering but, he
had his own ideas for a career. Larry had taught the
children to set their goals, and let no one discourage
them. Randy had done just that and Larry was proud of
him. He was brought to reality, by the sound of Margie's
- ..."Larry, it's four o'clock and
the children will be here soon. Better get ready to read
those mushy cards and open your gifts."
- ...Larry smiled, as he wondered how
much after shave lotion one man could use. He rubbed his
eyes, laid the Sunday papers aside and went into the
bathroom. As he stood at the mirror and combed his hair,
he looked at the streak of gray.
- ...Time was marching on, he thought,
but it had been a good life and the best was yet ahead.
He heard the front door open and excited voices filled
the house. He could hear Betty and Chuck, Craig and Misty
and, in between, the confident voice of Randy. He had
flown in from California and the others had met him at
the airport. It sounded like the old days, when the
family was all at home. Looking forward to this reunion,
Larry squared his shoulders and went in to meet them.
- ...As the family saw him, they came
one-by-one to hug him and shout,."Happy
Father's Day, Dad!"
- ...They presented their cards and
gifts and Larry was right--he'd have enough lotion for
the next ten years. As the women scurried around the
kitchen, preparing for the cookout to come, the men sat
on the deck chatting. Chuck and Craig brought him
up-to-date on college life, as Randy sat by quietly. He
seemed distracted and did not show much interest in the
conversation. Larry, sensing the situation, said,
- ..."Randy for a budding lawyer,
you're sort of quiet. How's law school?"
- ..."Okay Dad. I'll be glad to
finish and get on with my life. These next few months
will be busy. Lots of decisions to make."
- ..."I'm sure you'll make the
right ones, Randy. If I can help, all you have to do is,
- ..."I know, Dad. I do want to
have a serious talk with you before I leave tomorrow.
There's something I need to tell you. Maybe later, after
- ..."Fine! I'm looking forward to
it. Been a long time since we had an old-fashioned father
and son talk. We've got a lot of catching up to do."
- ...Randy looked at the floor.
- ..."You are more right than you
- His last remark troubled
Larry, but he brushed it aside. The women were calling
them for hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, and it
didn't take long for them to respond. After the food and
the laughter had run out, the festivities drew to a
close. Chuck, Betty, Craig and Misty were leaving; they
had a long drive back to school. Randy would fly back to
California the next morning. Good-byes and hugs were
exchanged and, as the evening sun hid behind a blazing
sky, another Father's Day was over. At least, Larry
thought it was.
- ...Margie busied herself
straightening up the house. When she finished her work,
she was quite tired. She excused herself early.
- ..."If you men don't mind, I'm
going to watch a little TV and go to bed. Randy, you and
your Dad can talk men-talk and I'll see you in the
- Both men rose, said
goodnight and, when she left the room, Randy said,
- ..."Dad, can we sit on the deck
- ..."Sure, son, sounds good. I'm
anxious to hear all about your career plans."
- ...They moved to the deck and settled
into the deep, cushioned chairs. Randy couldn't seem to
get comfortable as he shuffled his feet, then crossed his
legs. Relaxed, Larry looked at his son with pride.
Captain of the college football team, graduated with
honors, accepted by law school and on his way to a
promising career. His preppie garb veiled his two hundred
pound weight and six foot, two inch frame. As Larry
studied him, he concluded every father would be proud of
such a fine, young man. Suddenly, the silence between
them grew uncomfortable. Larry had the feeling Randy was
trying to find a way to open the conversation. Before
Larry could speak, Randy stared across the lawn, cleared
his throat and, in a quiet voice, said,
- ..."Dad, I'm about to begin a
new life. I've been offered a position in a law firm in
San Francisco. They want me to come as soon as I graduate
and this means I may not be seeing you and Mom for some
- ...Larry felt relieved and said,
- ..."So--that's the serious thing
you had to tell me! I thought it was some bad news. I'm
sorry you'll be so far away, but there's always the
telephone. The important thing is knowing that you're
where you want to be, doing what you want to do. You will
always have my prayers and blessings, Randy."
- ..."Maybe you'll want to reverse
that verdict when you hear what I have to say."
- ..."I doubt that, but speak up
Son. What's really on your mind? Have you found someone
- Still staring across the
lawn, Randy said in a firm voice,
- ..."Yes, I have, but not in the
way you think. What I have to tell you, will not be
- ...Looking upward at the moon just
breaking through the clouds, he said quietly,
- ..."Dad, I'm gay! You deserve to
know and I can't keep it from you, any longer."
- The words exploded in
Larry's brain and the fallout burned his heart.
Speechless, he fought the nausea that twisted his stomach
and the repulsion that filled his heart. Holding up his
hand, as though to keep Larry at bay, Randy poured out
- ..."Dad, for once in my life,
please hear me out! I've wanted to tell you for years,
but, well, knowing you, I was afraid. You're so
bullheaded and you have never been willing to listen to
an opposing viewpoint. Since high school I've kept this
from you. For years I struggled with my conscience and,
knowing your old fashioned ideals, made me ashamed.
Because of you and the family, I thought it best to deal
with it alone. I knew I was different, but when I went to
California I found out I was as normal as anyone else.
Now, it's time for you and the family to know who I
really am. I don't want this to come between us, but I
have to be honest with you."
- ...Larry tried to speak but his words
caught in his throat like flies in a spider web. His mind
was spinning out of control and Randy seized the moment.
- ..."Dad, whether you like it or
not, this is the 'Gay Nineties'. Times are changing and
the Queer Nation deserves public acceptance of their
lifestyle. We are lobbying the government for protection
from discrimination in employment, housing and other
fields. All we want is to be treated as equal, not second
rate citizens. The times are right; we are as normal
as anyone; we have simply chosen an alternative
lifestyle. It's time for the society to throw open their
arms and welcome us, who are 'different', home. All we
ask, is for the right to marry, adopt children, serve in
the military and be a proud part of America. A new day is
dawning and 'the old school' must make room for those who
hear a different drummer."
- ...In his heart, Larry was asking the
Lord for wisdom before he responded. Inside his mind, the
battle was raging. On one side, was his deep Christian
convictions, values and morals. At risk on the other
side, was his relationship to his dear son. Only
compromise could resolve the issue and Larry wondered how
he, or Randy, could do that. He knew his whole life was
at stake. When he did bring himself to respond, he spoke
aimlessly, buying time for his thoughts to come together.
- ..."Randy, I have always heard a
different drummer and never thought of listening for
another. I have always marched to the cadence of my
heart. You say I am bullheaded; if you mean my standing
firm in my convictions, then I am. This trait has cost me
friends along the way but, a friend lost because of right
was never a friend I needed. I must be honest too; I feel
the same way about a son. Never in my wildest imagination
did I envision the 'Gay Nineties'. I know other
civilizations have faced the homosexual crisis, but I
never dreamed that America would, nor I."
- ...Randy's face flushed as he whirled
around to confront Larry.
- ..."What's the big deal, Dad?
It's not as though homosexuality has just been
discovered, it's as old as the race itself. The ancient
Greeks accepted it and considered it an ideal
relationship. Catch up on the times, Dad, this is not the
'40's; this is a different world. While you were
remembering the 'good old days', an enlightened
generation gladly welcomed homosexuals to the halls of
Congress. Now the people have elected a President who
appoints them to high office and promises to welcome them
to the military. Thousands of Gays marched through the
streets of New York City and, in a show of approval, the
Mayor marched with them. Nearly a half million gays
demonstrated in Washington with the President's blessing.
The media defines homosexuality as 'sexual orientation'
and Gays are only exercising their right of choice. The
laws banning homosexuality are being rewritten in nearly
every state. That's the American way, Dad. You're living
in the past!"
- ...Larry was reeling from Randy's
barrage of words. They weren't new to him. He had read
and heard them all. Coming from his son, they stung like
hornets. Larry felt defensive and he had never felt
comfortable in that position. He let the words sink in
and he tried to absorb the hurt, before he spoke.
- ..."We are historically a
'Christian' nation and hold to the moral and ethical
truths of the Bible. I have been saying for many years
that America was suffering from national insanity. I am
sure of it now, as I hear the voices of the Queer Nation
crying for equal recognition. It is not their voices that
convince me of this insanity, it is the willingness of
this society to hear them. You were raised in a Christian
home and, when you entered puberty, you should have
learned your sexuality by examples all around you. Where
did you learn yours? From TV, the movies or some
- ...Randy sighed in disgust and looked
away. He got up slowly, made as though he was leaving the
deck and sat back down. Facing Larry again, he said in
- ..."The latest scientific
research has revealed what every gay person has known for
years. Research has proven that homosexuality is a
genetic problem. It is the way we were created. We didn't
choose to be gay, we were born gay through
no fault of ours."
- ...Larry's response was calm and
- ..."This is not surprising,
since science has convinced us that alcoholism is now a
disease. Next we will be forced to accept murderers
because they were genetically born to kill. All this
advanced thinking is the fruit of a total rejection of
- ...Randy's answer was quick and
- ..."I knew, sooner or later,
this would lead to religion and you would start your
preaching. In case you haven't kept up with things, the
major denominations are making new rules about
homosexuals. They understand what I just told you and are
ready to rectify their error. The church I attend in
California has a Lesbian minister and two of the deacons
- ...Larry arose and walked back and
forth across the deck. Sitting back down, he answered.
- ..."I'm not shocked to learn
that the churches have abandoned the gospel of grace for
a socially expedient one. The ministers of this nation
have served their congregations with the fluff of a
humanistic gospel, for years. Now that the gays refuse to
remain silent, church leaders gather in little dignified
'fact finding' groups. They argue at length on how to
rearrange their theology to accommodate society. They
feel their vulnerability and know they're defenseless. As
the divines pray and prattle, just as in Sodom, the Queer
Nation batters at the door of the sanctuary. If the
church refuses them, they will answer for their
intolerant, loveless, insensitive stance. Worse than
this, is the thought of destroying their self-righteous
image. If the churches open their doors, they are
admitting there is no truth and it doesn't matter what
you believe. The course following such a decision, is
frightening. The churches, once surrendered to the
homosexuals, must also accept the pedaphiles,
transvestites, necrophiles, and every other sexual
deviant. All will demand their rights and we will
be a society out of moral control. When will the churches
recognize that homosexuality is an open confession of
rebellion against God? How can those in rebellion to God,
be called Christian? It is insane to talk about Christian
Sodomites and Christian Lesbians."
- ...Hearing the indignation in Larry's
voice, Randy knew the discussion was far from over. He
shook his head sadly, sighed and looked away. Sliding
down in his chair, he laid his head back, closed his eyes
and said wearily,
- ..."Okay Dad, drag out the Bible
and I'll listen to your sermon. I know what you're going
to say, but it won't change anything. I'll listen,
because you're my father and I owe it to you to hear you
- ..."Randy, I instructed you in
the Word of God, but I've never pressed you to tell me
what you believe in your heart. That is your private
conviction, but I need to hear your answer to one
question: Do you believe in God?"
- ..."Of course I believe in God!
Do you think I'm an atheist or infidel? I'm surprised
that you would even ask such a question!"
- ...Larry pressed his point.
- ..."What then do you think God
feels about your homosexual lifestyle and has He said
anything about it? Is the Bible His word? A Bible case
revealing God's feelings about homosexuality, is so
strong it's wearisome to recite it. To make this point,
let me quote what God says."
- ...Reaching to the table by his
chair, Larry picked up the Bible. After a few moments, he
read quietly. "Do not lie with a man as one lies
with a woman; that is detestable. . . . If a man
lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them
have done that which is detestable." The
Apostle Paul describes homosexuality as unnatural,
indecent acts motivated by shameful lust, and perversions.
Those who practice it are called perverts ,
and sodomites, and are named with the ungodly,
sinful, unholy and irreligious. The Bible includes homosexual
offenders with the wicked, who will not inherit the
kingdom of God. You say God created you homosexual by the
deliberate arrangement of your genes. Is God sadistic?
Would He deliberately create a human to be all He abhors,
then take pleasure in detesting and condemning him? Do
you think God detests others He created? Does He say to
be black, or white or yellow, male or female is a sin?"
- ...His face white, Randy spoke in a
- ..."To answer your question
directly, if that is your God you describe, then He is
not mine, nor do I believe the Bible."
- ...Larry's shock was obvious. His
insides were churning and his heart was breaking. It was
as if he had heard Larry pronounce his own death
sentence. It took him a few moments before he could
- ..."By your confession, this
ceases to be a religious issue, for Bible answers have no
meaning for you. If you believed in God and His Word,
this issue would never have existed, and this discussion
would never have taken place. But, there is a different
argument yet to be presented, Counselor. Hear it and
judge for yourself."
- ...Randy nodded in mock respect and
- ..."Let the defense proceed, but
let no more Bible references be given. That evidence, to
me, is inadmissible."
- ...Larry spoke firmly.
- ..."I intend to proceed, but I
am not the defense attorney in this case. I am the
prosecutor and I pray I'll get a conviction.
Homosexuality is not just one of many sins, it is a detestable
sin in the eyes of God. I know that God loves sinners
and His Son, Jesus Christ died for their sins. What needs
to be said, is the difference between the detestable sin
of homosexuality and other sins. It is not what you do,
for that is the natural result of the path you have
chosen. It is what you are that needs clarified.
But first, Counselor, let me present a clear definition
of the homosexual act. It is the act of Sodomy. I
submit two definitions from Webster's Dictionary to
define this act: SODOMY : A copulation-like
act between male persons or between a person and an
animal.' COPULATION; 'To unite sexually as in the
act of mating.' This means to engage in sodomy, is to
have sex with a man as though he were a woman. A Lesbian,
or female homosexual, engages in sexual acts with other
women. Men do this because they have left the natural use
of the woman. Women do this because they reject the
natural role of the man. Both do these things because
they have rejected God."
- ...Randy raised his voice and
- ..."Objection! Objection! You're
implying that anyone who does not accept your view of God
is a homosexual. Many of the world's great thinkers were
atheists, but not homosexual."
- ...Larry continued as a surgeon using
a scalpel--precisely and swiftly.
- ..."A point well taken. A person
may deny the existence of God and still live by the law
of God, written in his heart. A homosexual may
acknowledge God's existence and even pretend to worship
Him, but homosexuality is an act against the
natural law of God. When you were a boy you did not
believe in God or know His law, how then could you follow
it? Yet, you found it natural to do some things
written in the law. You never needed me to tell you that
it was wrong to kill another human. You also knew that
when you lied, you had done wrong. The law was written in
your heart and your conscience was the witness of
your wrong doing. The witness was your thoughts, one with
another, accusing or excusing you. Conscience is
the voice of God in the heart of every man, Randy, and
that is the voice that convicts you now. The proof of
your sinful way of life is the accusation of your
conscience. No amount of argument will separate you from
your guilt and shame. You said you were ashamed for
years, because you were gay. Why were you ashamed? If you
were sure you were right, you would not now need
governmental, religious, social or family approval. Why
is it so important that I approve of your lifestyle? The
answer is simple: you can't live in peace with yourself.
To have peace, you feel you must have the acceptance of
those around you."
- ...Randy had been quiet, but now was
ready to continue the case, though ignoring Larry's
- ..."If I accept your argument,
then I stand guilty of willfully choosing to be a
homosexual, right? For this one choice, I am condemned by
your God of love. I don't believe in that kind of
- ...Randy could not hear Larry's
pounding heart, nor feel the pain he knew. The renewed
confession of Randy's rejection of God tore at Larry's
insides. He took a deep breath and continued.
- ..."Your willful choice was one
made after many other willful choices. The course that
led to your choice of lifestyle began early in life. It
started when you first ignored your conscience and held
down the truth in your heart. You had an inner knowledge
of God and you could have chosen to know Him, but you
didn't. You observed the creation around you and saw the
nature and existence of the invisible God. He was evident
by His created works. God's handiwork testified to His
Godhead and eternal power. When you ignored this, you
were without excuse. When you failed to glorify and thank
Him as God, your reasoning became vain and your foolish
heart was darkened. You thought you were wise but a man
who rejects God, is a fool. What was God's reaction to
your choice? He gave you up to the lusts of your
own heart. Feeling no further restraint from your God
given conscience, you chose to dishonor your own body.
When you began this practice, God gave you up to your
vile affections. You burned in your lust and, in defiance
of God, spurned the natural use of the women. God's
response was to give you over to an immoral mind
to live the life you chose. You may never confess to
this, Randy, but each time you engage in your unlawful
practice, you know in your heart that God will judge you.
God did not reject you, nor did He give you up, until you
had rejected and given Him up. Your conscience tells you
that you are worthy of your eternal punishment, yet you
keep right on doing these things and find your pleasure
with others like you."
- ...Randy's voice was filled with
- ..."If what you say is true,
then where were you and Mom when I was making that
choice? Both of you will have to share the blame. You
raised and taught me."
- ...Larry's eyes were filled with
tears and, without shame, he allowed them to flow. He had
tried to stay calm and unemotional, but he sensed the
issue had gone too far. There was no turning back. Like a
gunfighter called to the street, one of them must die.
Trying to get himself together, Larry said in a soft
- ..."Randy, this issue has
nothing to do with environment or parental background.
Your Mother and I are not to blame. Read the story of
Cain and Abel in Genesis. Both boys were born to parents
who knew and loved God. They were taught the truth at the
east gate of Eden. In time, each made a choice. Abel chose
to believe and Cain chose to reject God.
Cain's first step in his disconnect from God was to offer
God the work of his hands, thus denying the blood
sacrifice and the guilt of his sin. In other words, Cain
first rejected the revealed Word of God. His next step
was to be angry with God for being rejected. In the
bitterness of his anger, guilt and rejection, he murdered
his brother and then lied to God. He was cursed of God
Who made him to be a fugitive and vagabond. He was hidden
forever from the face of God. Because Cain feared for his
life, if others found out about his sin, God set a mark
on him to keep men from killing him. Cain recognized this
curse as punishment for his behavior. There were no
written laws, yet Cain knew he had done wrong. He
had never been taught that to kill and lie was wrong. How
did he know? The law of God was written on the tables of
his heart. His conscience told him it was wrong. Cain
made his individual choice under perfect circumstances. A
mark was placed in his forehead and he bore it forever.
No society would forgive him and no rest could be found
for his conscience. He remained a social outcast until
the day he died. All who have followed him, are said to
have gone 'the way of Cain'."
- ...It was hard for Larry to tell if
Randy was shaking from anger, or from the effects of the
truth. When he spoke, he raised his voice and shouted,
- ..."Then if God has written me
off, where does that leave me?"
- ...Larry put his arm around him,
holding him like he did when Randy was a little boy.
- ..."My son, only my love for God
is greater than my love for you. I must warn you: if you
continue in your disconnect from God, you will kill your
conscience. When that takes place, you will be a walking
dead man. You will be dead to God, family, society and
yourself. Your only hope and answer, is to return to God.
You must return to the Creator and His natural
laws written on your heart. Obedience to your conscience
will eventually lead you to Jesus Christ and the blood He
shed for you. Whosoever will, may come to God through
Jesus Christ and that invitation, includes homosexuals.
If you take this course, you will see the darkness of
your deeds for what they are, and you will be homosexual
no more. If you do not return to God, your conscience
will never be purged and the guilt of your deeds will
always haunt you. You can run, but you will never find a
place to hide. This guilt will not come from a
disapproving father, it will be from an unforgiving
- ...Randy's decision was clear to
Larry. He was visibly unmoved, untouched and untouchable.
He drew back from his father as though he were a
stranger. He stood, faced the kitchen door and with
bitterness in his voice, said.
- ..."Dad, I'm not disappointed or
surprised. I knew what you would say, but in spite of it
all, I am your son. I only want you to understand
that I am a person, too. I want to live my life as I have
chosen, but I need your support and love. Can't you find
it in your great Christian heart to give me that?"
- ...Larry slumped in his chair and
buried his face in his hands. He began to sob and shake.
He felt everything in his heart, mind and body was
self-destructing. He did not answer.
- ...Randy paused at the door, turned
and came to face his father. With outstretched hand, he
- ..."You're never wrong or sorry
about anything, are you Dad? Is this good-bye
- ...Looking up and then away, Larry
- ..."If that's the way it is,
then it is by your choice, not mine. If I raised you to
believe that family relationship was an altar upon which
every conviction must be sacrificed, I'm sorry. I am not
wrong in believing there are some things more precious
than earthly relationship. I am not wrong in believing
there is a difference between opinions and convictions.
The difference is never brought to light, until a man has
to stand for what he believes. I stand tonight on the
truth I believe. You can't have it both ways, Randy. I
will not give you my blessing and fellowship, at the
expense of my truth. I will not sacrifice my conscience
to ease yours. Your willful choice has created an
impassable gulf between us. I cannot be argued or shamed
into accepting a shameful way of life. Right is still
right and wrong is still wrong. As we part, I wish I
could say, 'May God have mercy on you', but that is not
possible. He has already poured His mercy and grace on
you at Calvary. You have trampled the precious blood of
Christ beneath your feet and counted the blood, that
could have saved you, an unholy thing."
- ...His hand still outstretched, Randy
remained as if he were frozen in time. Time stood still
for a few moments and the silence was unbearable.
Dropping his hand, he turned his back and said over his
- ..."Good-bye, Dad. Happy
- ...Without looking up, Larry said
- ..."Good-bye, whoever you are.
Live your life as you have chosen, but you will live it
without me and without God."
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