August 21, 2006 / Uncategorized / 6 Comments » After attending the Family and Friends Weekend at Love in Action, Marvin‘s aunt, Sylvia, shares her eyewitness report.
Forget about Marvin – more Sylvia!
I’m disappointed Sylvia wasn’t able to talk any sense into Marvin.
I think that’s got to be one of the most hurtful things Love In Action and similar programs do is that they heap blame upon parents. That is just plain sick.
Oh well. I’m holding out hope that Sylvia will get through and she and Marvin will drive across Tennessee and visit Dollywood.
Poor Marvin. It’s so sad…
Love Sylvia! “Right! Killing your mother is God’s will!” If anyone could talk any sense into Marvin it would be her!
Peterson, is Sylvia real? We’re not being led on here, are we? “I don’t have anything agains Jesus!”
I hope she’s real, but she and Marvin’s mother will have to let him experience what he needs to experience (My partner and I cal it “touching the hot stove.”) before he comes to the end of his struggle and let’s go of what he wishes were true about himself. A forced letting go will lead to nothing good.
That reminds me of the passage in _Anything but Straight_ where Wayne’s mom gives him the ex-gay subliminal tapes. “All I’ve got to do to be straight is figure out when you and Dad became such lousy parents!” or something to that effect is the money quote. I left the book at a friend’s house, or I’d look it up.