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Antigay activist's son turns out homo

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In first-person magazine story, Operation Rescue founder's son says he is gay

Thursday, April 22, 2004



The son of Christian activist Randall Terry, known for his strident opposition to abortion and homosexuality, says he is gay.

In an article in the May issue of Out magazine -- for which he was paid $2,500 -- Jamiel Terry, 24, says he first realized he was gay seven years ago, when a male friend with whom he'd been intimate asked if they were gay or bisexual.

"I didn't know how to respond," he writes. "I mean, we had been having sex for ages, but I'd always believed I couldn't be gay: I was the son of Randall Terry, a major leader of the Christian right's anti-abortion movement and now a leader in the fight against marriage for same-sex couples."

Before the Out article was released, Randall Terry published his own essay, "My prodigal son, the homosexual," on several Internet sites, including RandallTerry.com, writing his son "sold out our family's privacy and private discussions for cold cash."

The younger Terry told The Washington Post his father drove from Florida to Charlotte, where the son lives, to speak with him about the first-person magazine story -- and to ask why he had not told the elder Terry about it.

"I told him: 'Dad, how was I supposed to tell you? Look who you are,"' Jamiel Terry said in Thursday's Post. He also denied his father's accusations that Out's editors solicited the article and put words in his mouth. The younger Terry said he sought out the magazine.

But Jamiel Terry said it was true, as his father had claimed, that he'd been convicted of drunken driving, written bad checks and committed other frauds. "Dad doesn't mess around with Tomahawks, he sends in the nuclear warheads," he said. "My father's first and foremost aim is to protect himself."

Randall Terry founded Operation Rescue in 1986. The group applied civil rights-era strategies of civil disobedience to the fight against legalized abortion. He also has spoken out against gay marriage. Jamiel Terry is the son of a woman whom the elder Terry talked out of having an abortion. The Terrys took in Jamiel and his two sisters as foster children, and then adopted Jamiel and his younger sister in 1994. The children's mother has since died.

"Tragically, by the time we got him as a foster child, he (Jamiel) had already learned a lifestyle of deceit," Randall Terry writes.


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If Dick Cheney's daughter wasn't an out Lesbian, he'd be a bigot like the rest of Dubya's Domain.
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"Tragically, by the time we got him as a foster child, he (Jamiel) had already learned a lifestyle of deceit," Randall Terry writes.
What tragedy .

I thought I'd take a look at RandallTerry.com for my own distaste but accidentally typed RandalTerry.com instead which took me to quite the opposite .
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What tragedy .

I thought I'd take a look at RandallTerry.com for my own distaste but accidentally typed RandalTerry.com instead which took me to quite the opposite .
OMG!! I just went to that site too. They did have some interesting points.

Hearing stories like this are sad and disheartening. Love makes a family and those who are 'leaders' in any capacity should model and reinforce that all-important point. Instead, we see how they truly are when the chips are down and well, frankly, it looks pathetic.

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Terry Randall personifies hypocrisy. His attempts to lie about and smear his son ever since he came out are pathetic Here's a man who dumped his wife for a young chick and left her with the tab for the lawsuit he lost to Planned Parenthood, while he was still raising money on his website boohooing about how the enemies of the unborn had taken everything he had, even while he and his (second) wife were closing a deal on a half-million dollar house in Florida.

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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...909EDT0773.DTL

In first-person magazine story, Operation Rescue founder's son says he is gay

Thursday, April 22, 2004



The son of Christian activist Randall Terry, known for his strident opposition to abortion and homosexuality, says he is gay.

In an article in the May issue of Out magazine -- for which he was paid $2,500 -- Jamiel Terry, 24, says he first realized he was gay seven years ago, when a male friend with whom he'd been intimate asked if they were gay or bisexual.

"I didn't know how to respond," he writes. "I mean, we had been having sex for ages, but I'd always believed I couldn't be gay: I was the son of Randall Terry, a major leader of the Christian right's anti-abortion movement and now a leader in the fight against marriage for same-sex couples."

Before the Out article was released, Randall Terry published his own essay, "My prodigal son, the homosexual," on several Internet sites, including RandallTerry.com, writing his son "sold out our family's privacy and private discussions for cold cash."

The younger Terry told The Washington Post his father drove from Florida to Charlotte, where the son lives, to speak with him about the first-person magazine story -- and to ask why he had not told the elder Terry about it.

"I told him: 'Dad, how was I supposed to tell you? Look who you are,"' Jamiel Terry said in Thursday's Post. He also denied his father's accusations that Out's editors solicited the article and put words in his mouth. The younger Terry said he sought out the magazine.

But Jamiel Terry said it was true, as his father had claimed, that he'd been convicted of drunken driving, written bad checks and committed other frauds. "Dad doesn't mess around with Tomahawks, he sends in the nuclear warheads," he said. "My father's first and foremost aim is to protect himself."

Randall Terry founded Operation Rescue in 1986. The group applied civil rights-era strategies of civil disobedience to the fight against legalized abortion. He also has spoken out against gay marriage. Jamiel Terry is the son of a woman whom the elder Terry talked out of having an abortion. The Terrys took in Jamiel and his two sisters as foster children, and then adopted Jamiel and his younger sister in 1994. The children's mother has since died.

"Tragically, by the time we got him as a foster child, he (Jamiel) had already learned a lifestyle of deceit," Randall Terry writes.

Good for the kid! And Randal is the one who is living the lifestyle of deceit aswell as HATRED ..he will go str8 to hell for that...
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Terry Randall personifies hypocrisy. His attempts to lie about and smear his son ever since he came out are pathetic Here's a man who dumped his wife for a young chick and left her with the tab for the lawsuit he lost to Planned Parenthood, while he was still raising money on his website boohooing about how the enemies of the unborn had taken everything he had, even while he and his (second) wife were closing a deal on a half-million dollar house in Florida.

that is pure evil! any self respecting god would have this man BURN!!! that is so fucked up!
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His son's pretty fucked up too. Apparently he admitted to drunken driving and writing bad checks. I don't care if he's gay, I can't support him just because of that.


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"Tragically, by the time we got him as a foster child, he (Jamiel) had already learned a lifestyle of deceit," Randall Terry writes.
Tragically, by the time this one Randall Terry decided he'd be serving God in his life, he had already forgotten the meaning of the word 'LOVE'...

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"I didn't know how to respond," he writes. "I mean, we had been having sex for ages, but I'd always believed I couldn't be gay"


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