GCMW Note: The Groff family is still struggling with the AIDS related death of their son Russell. Mrs. Groff’ wanted to share her story as Christian parent in this rare perspective. Quite often we hear from gay groups like PFLAG how parents must accept their child’s homosexuality, but what of those parents who believe God’s word and want to see their children restored and delivered? They are vilified as hateful, homophobic and out of touch with reality. If you are a Christian parent of a child who is in homosexuality, we encourage you to contact Mrs. Groff (send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward to her). But for now, here’s her story.
Dear readers of GCM Watch,
It is such an extremely important time for people to speak out in TRUTH. We may not have that freedom very much longer, if the homosexual activists have their way.
It is not always easy as some parents of gay children just don’t want to talk about the homosexual lifestyle that’s robbing them of their precious children. Some are like us, they have lost their children to AIDS, from living this homosexual lifestyle.
We are so adamant about telling this story. And in doing that, maybe we can get other parents to speak out about the things that have happened to their children. This could bring a light to what GCM Watch and Pastor Foster is trying to tell people about this lifestyle. It is very destructive, and painful. No matter what anyone tells about the happiness they are living, they are deceiving themselves.
The activists sometimes seem to obtain their happiness from causing others pain, because most people are not accepting of their behavior.
My son Russell would never have wanted us to suffer as we have had to. It is a nightmare what happened with this cover up of his death.
I am not without care for all homosexuals, but some are just beyond my ability to think they will change. I have a hard time dealing with some of the things that have been done to us and our son, but God has given me the strength to write about it, and as long as I can tell the truth, I will do so.
Russell’s death left a big hole in our hearts, and this hole can never mend. The least we should have is our son’s remains. He did not want to be buried like this, and I believe in my heart, and from what I found, he had a previous will. We believe this will was made when he was competent, not the one or two days before he died.
No burial document was made when he was competent. The papers that may have proved this, was not even considered in the court case. This was a case that we were destined to lose, there has been no justice for us and our son.
These things are what makes me have this energy to go on and prove these things.
Some parents lose their children through different ways, and none of them being any less of a hurt. This homosexual lifestyle is something one chooses, and is from the influence of the gay society. I never thought my son would take a path of destruction with his life, and he did die from this choice.
I don’t know how any parent could condone the behavior of this lifestyle, because as I have said many times, this is telling them a lie. We loved Russell so much, and will never stop grieving for him. It is adding to the pain, when homosexual activists get on the Internet and slander your love for your child. The pain of being attacked by saying we disowned our son, is the ultimate hurt, and they know this.
During the time we tried to get Russell out of the lifestyle, he had everyone telling him we did not love him unconditionally, because we would not accept who he was. This was not who he was. This is the brainwashing. His partner and family used to keep him from being a part of our lives, even though we kept trying.
We always saw Russell often until he moved to Baltimore. I have talked about this on my site, and will not go into it again, but this was the way he was taken away from our influence. This was a plan to keep him from his family influence. We kept in touch, until he got sick, and we know now, we could not have done anything any different. We could not accept his lifestyle, but we prayed for him constantly.
We believe Russell just gave up when he got sick, because he did not take the anti-viral drugs, he suffered a early, painful death. This haunts us. Because of all the insurance on his life. It seems now like the activists are using this death of our son to further the same sex marriage agenda, and this hurts us tremendously. It was said by his partner his insurance would not pay for the drugs, but when I called them, they said he was covered.
Our lawyer did not use the things that would help us win this case, it should have been a sure thing.
During our very expensive court case, we were attacked with all kind of lies. We were told by our attorney to not to address these things during the case, but Russell’s partner Kevin kept on doing anything he wanted on the internet.
We just wanted our son’s body. We did not want any money, as his partner did. We just wanted some closure, as we his parents are entitled to. They took everything from us, and this is the only way we can get closure, is to get our son’s remains brought home, and tell the world about this homosexual lifestyle.
No matter what anyone says about us, and they will have to answer to the Almighty, one day. We anxiously await the reunion with our son in Heaven. I know Russell will be there, as he loved the Lord, even if he was living in sin, I am sure he made things right before he died. He was a Christian, and I feel he paid the ultimate price for his sin. We all are sinners, but by the Grace of God through Jesus Christ, we are forgiven of our sins.
God will take care of what we can’t but he gives us strength to keep on working for his glory.