Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dad, is there something you want to tell me?

Just moments ago I received an e-mail from my dear Alisha, which sent me into an intense laughing fit. It was a forwarded article from the New York Times entitled "Gay and Evangelical, Seeking Paths of Acceptance" and the message from Alisha read "The picture that goes with this article (which i haven't read) shows a man in a yellow sweater reading a bible who looks startingly like your dad."

Now, I started laughing before I had even seen the picture, since Alisha and I have a history of finding men in ads that either look like one of our fathers or a combination of our fathers, but I had to laugh even harder upon seeing the photo. My dad really is wearing a yellow sweater and sitting on a couch reading the bible with his partner! Who knew. Mom?

I just want you to know, Dad, that I support your decision. Wait, let me specify: I support your decision to come out, but not to be evangelical. That's just too much for our family.

4 comments:

Maria said...

I think the dude on the right is the pastor who was supposed to take over the American Association of Evangelicals from Ted Haggard but was stopped by the powers that be for his suggestion to expand the organization's mandate to include fighting poverty and global warming. So your dad's in good company.

Maria said...

Wait - upon reading the artcile this turns out not to be the case. Interesting story though.

Anonymous said...

Yup, that's Doug in the yellow.
The other guy is our back door neighbor...oops!
Mom

Doug said...

Claire, It is me! Love,

Your Dad