Christian parents perform Exorcism on gay son - who then kills self

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    Gay Teen Kills Self; Parents Performed Exorcism on Him

    A gay California teenager killed himself after his Christian parents performed an exorcism on him in an attempt to "cure" him, and when that didn't work they kicked him out of the house.

    "'I was raised in an extremist Christian household... My mother knew I was gay and performed an exorcism on me in an attempt to cure me. My anxiety, depression, self-loathing and suicidal thoughts spiked."

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    What is with these people. They claim they have family values? It even shows up in their politics. I believe they are a danger to this country.
     
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    suicide...always a traumatic issue...there is always enough guilty to go around.....i have been close to two people who killed themselves....there are no answers...

    people do what they believe will help.....parents try to do the best they can. simple as that

    i kicked my son out of my house for having heterosexual sex....i gave him the option.....live here and obey the rules or move your ass out....

    never underestimate the sexual drive.....

    how can you sit in judgement of parents who have lost a child?
     
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    I feel sorry for the parents.

    They were doing the best that they knew to do for him.

    It wasn't the parents fault.
     
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    You'd think they would love their kid no matter what.
    I couldn't fault them for kicking him out, but exorcism?
    C'mon.
     
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    do you object to witches and sage...purifying things and people?

    it was their beliefs
     
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    Actually, no I don't.
    And I believe in the power of Christian prayer.
    But an "extreme Christian household" can be a dangerous place indeed.
     
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    Boy! ~ he showed them, huh?

    Poor thing. He killed the wrong people.

     
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    So you are advocating murder?? :eek:
     
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    Sad story, IF his parents actually did that it's pretty pathetic. Luckily we're on the right path to ending or at least marginalizing homophobia.


    However he did a real disservice to the kids he tried to say "it gets better" to. Kinda like the DARE officers who get dui's, kids put their faith in these people who volunteer for these positions, just to be let down.
     
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    Sad story..... stupid parents, and a weakminded kid.

    Darwin would be proud.
     

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