my 15 year old daughter came out to my in-laws this weekend. not a problem, as one of her uncles is gay and the family has been supportive after a rocky coming-out many years ago.
i am worried about my own family's reaction when they find out. this is a huge, disgusting sin in their southern-baptist eyes and i *do not want* my baby getting preached at. i know what my grandparents think about my gay brother-in-law(they all have met several times at my kids' birthdays, baby showers, sports games,...) maybe this will make some of them re-think some things, but i keep thinking how when my bil first came out, one of his brothers said, "i love you, anyway." as if there was a reason to not love him? that was long ago. the thought of one of my family members saying that to my child enrages me. or telling her she is going to hell.
do i warn and threaten them? do i let my daughter handle it all alone? i love my grandparents and my mother but if they were to hurt my daughter i don't see how we could go on. any thoughts?