Dear Judge Mental Jones,
My dad doesn’t know I’m gay, because I haven’t told him since he’s homophobic. I have been with my girlfriend for 1 year, and I have avoided every family event and holiday as a result because MY GIRLFRIEND doesn’t know that I haven’t come out to my family either. Only my Mom’s side knows because they are very liberal (my parents are divorced). The last time I tried to come out to him, he said “You can’t even make fun of the gays anymore because everyone’s so damn PC. People are saying being gay wasn’t mentioned as being bad in the bible so it should be allowed, but I don’t know what bible YOU read – it’s Adam & Eve! Not Adam & Steve.” I hit the brakes on coming out after that one-liner after that, plus I don’t know if it’s a good time, mainly because I’m not sure how long I will stay with my current girlfriend. Any thoughts?
Dear My Dad Is Mike Pence,
Which archaic cave did your moronic dad just climb out of!? WTF? Imagine people had to come out as Straight!? That could be the reality soon enough because it seems like damn near everyone is at least “fluid” these days. (read: most straight men could name one guy they would make an exception for). But back to your dad…… fuck him! Have you given him the update that women and black people can vote now too?
But dad jokes will be dad jokes (not funny and outdated social commentary). And he might not even actually hate gay people (how could you?) However, he’s using the material to evoke laughter with his bitch ass punchlines based on being a hater which makes him a giant tool. And since you can’t regulate stupid, coming out may be a little tricky.
Going back to your earlier problem about you possibly breaking up with your current girlfriend, it shouldn’t matter. If it’s not THIS girl that meets your family, maybe it’s the next girl you date? If so, you’re gonna have to do it at some point, or you risk that your dad might just find out himself, which adds deception to the homophobia, and that could get sticky. So which girl would you rather throw onto the bomb? Future or Present? I’d probably throw the current into the ring, so you can rest and relax for the next one that comes along.
I say do it before he finds out on his own, and it becomes an even bigger issue later on down the line.
Big Hugs And Good Luck!
xo Judge Mental Jones
If you or a loved one you know battles with any Mental Health Issues, please do get the help you need. If you need to talk to someone now, you can talk to one of the many fantastic therapists at Better Help by CLICKING HERE.
This post was created with the help of Grammarly.