Father knows best

February 4, 2009

My dad and I finally had a chance to discuss Ted Haggard today. The conversation went something like this:

Dad: I just wish he would come out and admit that he is gay.
Me: He seems to be having a difficult time reconciling himself with his religion, his family, and his sexuality.
Dad: I hope he gets there eventually.
Me: Yes, because he’s not helping the conversation by failing to live authentically.
Dad: You’re exactly right. And you know how long it took me to embrace who I am? It took years.
Me: Yes, I know dad. I know.