Video: Georgia Family’s Horrible, Violent Reaction To Son Coming Out As Gay
20-year-old Daniel Ashley Pierce’s family members in Georgia were not accepting of him coming out as gay. In fact, he was punched in the face during an intervention, verbally abused and disowned. The interaction was videotaped and it’s making the rounds on various sites.
In one day, $52,461 has been raised to help Pierce start a new life, hopefully far away from his family.
[su_center_ad]In the video, the family members can be heard pounding their religiosity into Daniel (literally).
After he says that being gay is not a choice, a female family member says, “No, you can believe that if you want to, but I believe in the word of God, and God creates nobody that way. It’s a path that you have chosen to choose. … You go by all the scientific stuff you want to. I’m going by the word of God.”
The “intervention” is very difficult to watch.
“You’re full of s**t,” she says. “You told me on the phone that you made that choice. You know you wasn’t born that way. You know damn good and well you made that choice. You know that [your father] has done everything he can to raise you. … He didn’t need to blame himself,” a woman tells Daniel.
While Pierce asks a woman to stop hitting him, a man can be heard yelling,, “You’re a damn queer.”
Then he’s called, “a disgrace.”
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Via: Huffington Post. [su_sky_ad]