My brother is gay. That has never been a problem between us, until yesterday.
A few days ago a jeweler in my province put a poster in his store. It read “The sanctity of Marriage is under attack. Let’s keep marriage between a man and a woman.” Social media exploded and the comments were negative as you can imagine. In response to a thread, I wrote “So what you are all saying is that anyone who is Catholic should just shut up?”
I was shocked to see this response from my brother “It would be a great start. Have your beliefs, by all means, but don’t impose them on others. The next time you think of me as an abomination, do it while eating pork or lobster, or while you are planting different seeds in your garden, while wearing clothes of different fabrics. All things you should be put to death for according to the great wisdom of Leviticus. And what is marriage now? Oh yes the prize at the end of The Bachelor or The Bacherlorette a Reality show.”
It broke my heart. I’ve never felt like that about him. I’ve never thought of him as an abomination. He’s the brother I have the most in common with and with whom I was always close.
This morning I just private messaged him "I have only ever thought about you as “my brother.” I have no idea what else to say and don’t know how to deal with this. Please pray that we can be reconciled.