I realize the Gay issue was already addressed in this folder, but I do need some input please.
My father was an abusive alcoholic, which I won’t get into in this thread, but it does have significance in regards to this post.
My Uncle has been more of a father to me than my biological father was, and has helped me through some extremely difficult and stressful situations. If it wasn’t for him, my children and I would have ended up on the streets 6 years ago.
He has been gay all his life (he is 78) and had a partner for 30 years who passed away 3 years ago. My uncle went into a depression but with counselling and medication began to feel better a year ago. Last year he met someone who is almost 30 years younger and is extremely “out” for want of a more appropriate word. He is nothing like my uncle’s former partner who was very quiet and reserved.
I had a phone call from my uncle last week and he dropped this bombshell on me. He told me that he and his partner were engaged to be married and I am invited to the wedding and reception. He obviously is not Catholic, but the rest of my family are and we don’t know what to do. My nephew refuses to go and is totally against it…which I am as well but no one is as close to my uncle as I am. I don’t agree with his lifestyle as I am a very conservative Catholic, but I also was never able to cut my uncle out of my life. I do pray for him constantly though.
How can my husband and I get out of going to this “wedding” without hurting his feelings? We do live out of state so I was hoping for a major snowstorm (the event is in January) but of course I cannot count on that!
Any input or ideas will be greatly appreciated.