I guess they shot their son because he was gay. Perhaps it was a Lutheran family.

A post on homosexuality, LGBT, lesbian and gay stuff and the Lutheran Church of Australia.

There is this.

If a family with a longstanding identity as Christian  has a child who comes out it is unexpected, it is unwelcome, it is unacceptable, it is toxic in every way…Ultimately you will find yourself in a difficult middle zone of competing loyalties…(between) your love for your son… and what it is our Lord tells us… Gay individuals will expect tolerance and our God has not been known for tolerating sin. He judges. He hates. He condemns. And we cant be apologetic about that.  (Dr Beverley Yahnke speaking at a 2012 training seminar for Australian Lutheran church workers)

And  this.

Homosexuality is sinful, disordered and *like disease* (Lutheran Church of Australia Statement on homosexuality).

And so much more.

Archaic beliefs and misinformation that make our sons feel like there is something wrong with them and uncomfortable in their own homes.

Yes. That sounds like us.

Sigh.