I started teaching piano to a young boy when he was eight.
He is now a freshman in high school.
In the intervening years, his OCD, Perfectionist father drove him crazy with ridiculous demands on him for tai kwon do 3X a week, soccer practice, football, piano practice, weight issues, etc, and then the father got caught in serial affairs and the parents got divorced. Although the mom had custody, the father continued to exercise control over the boy, but reneged on child support and heaped constant criticism and ridicule on both the boy and his mother.
I saw it coming...the boy began to develop effeminate mannerisms and now that he is in high school is being actively recruited into the “gay lifestyle”. He shared some very rude videos with me (under the guise of learning a new song) and asked me if I was a “homophobe”.
I told him I didn’t “hate” anybody, and that my faith says that homosexual activity is a sin, just like adultery and infidelity. I also cautioned him against being “Used by someone else’s agenda”, and encouraged him to be an individual that is not swayed by outside forces. What more could I say? I am only a friend, not a member of his family, and have no authority.
I felt so helpless, and feel that I didn’t do enough, and I will probably lose my job over it.
I would prefer to continue being a positive influence in this boy’s life, but I can’t pretend that homosexuality is a good thing just to make him feel better about himself.
Please pray for me...I need it!
Tough truth and love is always the best...praying...