guestbook post (11/18/97 - 2/25/98)
my name is Dave, and recently I ran across this message,
during a random yahoo search, I had posted almost 4
story is very sad but it makes me even sadder to know that he
was gay. He was a great person but lacking one thing-Jesus Christ. I hope
that everyone sees this (gay or straight) and turns to
Christ, for he is the only answer to eternal
must say how disgusted I was at my ignorance then. At that time
I was not a Christian, but an ignorant kid who thought he knew it all. Through
these past years, I have NOW come to know the Lord through my own pains of
close ones. It has been a constant search, and I have grown immensely into,
what I feel, is a mature Man of Faith.
I want to ask for your forgiveness, for any hurt or pain I caused you for my
heartless comments. I now understand that this type of behavior breeds nothing
but hate and separation. I truly am sorry.
have come to realize that your son was a great and inspirational man, who
deserved nothing but the utmost respect. He was honest and brave, and for
that, should gain favor...not condemnation. It seems your son
victim to an intolerant and prejudicial society. One that is growing, and one
that I was a part of.
now have stepped away from that type of elitest/intolerant lifestyle, and have
turned towards Christ. The Christ that accepts everyone, and looks into the
hearts of peoples' motivations. The Christ that respects everyone and
want to ask that, if at all possible, you could somehow remove my comments and
name. I fear that people may run across it, and get the wrong idea of where I
am in my life now. As a representitive of Christ, this
the exact opposite of my feelings and motivations now.
at all possible, I would greatly appreciate your grace, and again, I truly am
from Gabi -- I took down Dave's original post, and asked
him if he would allow me to post this instead, which he gave me permission to
do. Thank you Dave -- for your apology and for allowing me to share