This is the story in a nutshell.
When their fifth child, Jane, came home from Mizzou 15 years ago and told her mother she is a lesbian, "I was devastated," said Audrey.Five years to accept their daughter because of her disordered inclination? It seems that it may have taken five years to jettison the natural moral law regarding disordered acts rather than accepting their daughter. But then again, we must rely on what the author of the article says.
Audrey and Tom were so distraught, they were in a counselor's office that afternoon, and by evening they were sitting in a room full of total strangers -- a support group for family members of gays and lesbians.
Audrey cried at every one of those meetings for a year. She hoped it was a phase.
It took five years of reading, talking with other families and soul-searching for all of the family to not just accept Jane, but to change their minds on the bigger question: Is it wrong?
(The father) had cried with joy as he watched his daughter and her (lesbian) partner Chris wed by an Eden Seminary minister before 125 guests...(but the mother,) Audrey was appalled when Jane told her she is hoping to have a baby."
"I thought it would be the worst thing in the world," Audrey said. "I thought it would be cruel to the child."
Audrey has changed her mind on this, too. It may be too soon to hope, realistically, for marriage.
It is a difficult cross, as the Church teaches us, that people with homosexual inclinations must bear. And we must help them with our support, our prayers and penances. However, one is obliged, in true charity, to stand firm with the truth that homosexual acts are, objectively, gravely sinful.
This is even further compounded by the desire to raise a child in an environment which attempts to confirm that immorality is, in fact, moral, and that disorder is really order - Darkness has become light, evil has become good.